Obesity: a complex issue
Obesity is on the rise in the UK, and there are many reasons for this.
While it is important to eat healthily and be active, our weight is also affected by factors beyond our control, such as our genetics, our environment, how economically comfortable our lives are, our working conditions, and our childhood. Certain medical conditions and indeed, certain medications, including some used to treat prostate cancer, can also affect our weight.
We know that being overweight or obese may increase a person’s risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer, which means it will be more likely to spread and become life-threatening. We also know that obesity is driven by a complicated set of factors, and that we must make sure that effective treatment options exist for all prostate cancer patients, regardless of their weight.