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4 Your Health: Higher risk for prostate cancer and deadly news about obesity

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Tucson- Obesity is the top cause of preventable early death in the U.S..

That's according to a new study from the Cleveland clinic that analyzed how lifestyle decisions affect mortality. Researchers found obesity caused 47 percent more life years lost than tobacco use, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Diabetes was the second highest preventable cause of death.

Just 15 years ago, smoking topped the list.

New alert about prostate cancer

A new study suggests prostate screening guidelines may need to be revised for high risk black men.

Previous research shows more than one-third of black men develop prostate cancer with no symptoms and the disease tends to progress more quickly than in their white peers. 

Experts suggest black men may need to be screened at a younger age and more frequently than the general population.

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