The Link Between Young Adult Weight Gain and Aggressive Prostate Cancer: A Swedish Study

Weight Gain in Young Adulthood Increases Risk of Fatal Prostate Cancer: Findings from a Long-Term Study
Weight gain during young adulthood significantly increases the risk of aggressive or fatal prostate cancer, as revealed by a Swedish study. Men who gained approximately 1 kilogram per year between the ages of 17 and 29 had a 13% higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer and a 27% higher risk of fatal prostate cancer. The study emphasizes the need for men to maintain a healthy weight throughout adulthood to reduce the likelihood of prostate cancer and other serious diseases. Early weight gain has a particularly strong impact on prostate cancer risk, making weight management in young adulthood crucial.

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