Leptin Prostate Cancer: Exposure to Leptin Stimulates the Growth of Prostate Cancer Cells
Written by Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - 02/01/2015
Leptin Prostate Cancer: Long-term exposure to leptin increases the growth, metastasis and invasion of
prostate cancer cells.
Long-term exposure to leptin increases the growth, metastasis and invasion of prostate cancer
It’s well known that obesity increases the risk of developing prostate cancer. More recently researchers have
discovered leptin plays an important role in prostate cancer. Leptin is made by fat cells. Leptin levels are higher
in overweight and obese individuals.
Researchers treated three different prostate cancer cell lines with leptin a laboratory study. Long-term exposure
of prostate cancer cells to leptin enhanced their proliferation, migration and invasion. The researchers believe
this may be a contributing association between obesity and prostate cancer aggressiveness.
Reference: International Journal of Oncology. 2015 Jan 23. Long‑term exposure to leptin enhances the
growth of prostate cancer cells. Noda T, Kikugawa T, et al.
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