Finasteride, prostate cancer, and weight gain: evidence for genetic or environmental factors that affect cancer outcomes during finasteride treatment.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

The Prostate, Volume 68, Issue 3, p.281-6 (2008)

Keywords:

2008, Aged, Biopsy, Enzyme Inhibitors, Finasteride, Humans, Linear Models, Male, Middle Aged, Prostatic Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, Treatment Outcome, Weight Gain

Abstract:

Finasteride affects both prostate cancer risk and body weight. We examined whether, during 7 years of finasteride treatment, the magnitude of weight change was associated with the diagnosis of no, low-, or high-grade cancer.