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How do hormones play a role in the development of prostate cancer?

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Men who eat a lot of fat, especially from meat and other animal sources, are more likely to get advanced prostate cancer. Fats trigger the body to make more testosterone and other hormones, and testosterone acts to speed the growth of prostate cancer. High testosterone levels may stimulate dormant prostate cancer cells into activity. Some findings suggest that high testosterone levels also affect the initial onset of prostate cancer.

From: What Causes Prostate Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

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Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

Prostate Cancer Research Institute. 

National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 15, 2018

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Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

Prostate Cancer Research Institute. 

National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 15, 2018

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