Quantcast

4 Your Health: Higher risk for prostate cancer and deadly news a - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

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

Posted: Updated:

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.

WEATHER
Interactive Radar
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Roads reopen after deadly crash on Stone

    Roads reopen after deadly crash on Stone

    Sunday, October 22 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-10-22 23:48:47 GMT

    A deadly car crash has closed Stone Avenue in both directions between Glenn and Kelso Streets. 

    A deadly car crash has closed Stone Avenue in both directions between Glenn and Kelso Streets. 

  • 84 Children Rescued, 120 Human Traffickers Arrested Across U.S., FBI Says

    84 Children Rescued, 120 Human Traffickers Arrested Across U.S., FBI Says

    Sunday, October 22 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-10-22 18:10:11 GMT
    A young person sits on a bed during Operation Cross Country XI. (FBI)A young person sits on a bed during Operation Cross Country XI. (FBI)

    The FBI rescued 84 children from the grips of a multi-state human trafficking ring and arrested 120 traffickers on Wednesday, the agency said in a statement.

    The FBI rescued 84 children from the grips of a multi-state human trafficking ring and arrested 120 traffickers on Wednesday, the agency said in a statement.

  • The Winter forecast has arrived

    The Winter forecast has arrived

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-10-19 23:34:34 GMT

    TUCSON - The Winter forecast has arrived and if you were hoping for cool and wet Winter weather for SE Arizona.

    TUCSON - The Winter forecast has arrived and if you were hoping for cool and wet Winter weather for SE Arizona.

Powered by Frankly

© KVOA.com 2017, KVOA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?