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• Prostate cancer and metabolic syndrome are both prevalent among men in developed countries with peak incidence after age 50.
• Prostate cancer has no known modifiable risk factors.
• Most risk factors for metabolic syndrome are modifiable.
• If metabolic syndrome is identified as contributing to the risk of prostate cancer it would give an element of self determination to men at risk for prostate cancer.
• Past studies provide conflicting results in the correlation between these two conditions.
• A literature review was performed to evaluate consistencies in current literature.
• Metabolic syndrome or its components do not increase the risk of developing overall prostate cancer.
• Metabolic syndrome does increase mortality from prostate cancer.
• Men with metabolic syndrome are found to have higher grades of disease upon diagnosis of prostate cancer
Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Diabetes Complications -- complications; Hypertension -- complications; Metabolic Syndrome -- complications; Obesity -- complications; Prostatic Neoplasms -- etiology
Neoplasms | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Urology
Butler, Michael, "Analysis of Metabolic Syndrome as a Modifiable Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer" (2017). Physician Assistant Scholarly Project Posters. 33.