Volume 22, Issue 130 (4-2015)                   RJMS 2015, 22(130): 1-7 | Back to browse issues page

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Background: The level of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) in identifying patients at high risk for prostate cancer has always been a controversial issue. This study was designed in order to assess the relationship between PSA levels with age and Body Mass Index (BMI) in symptom free men.


Methods: In this cross sectional study, demographic data and PSA levels in 180 men referred to Rasoul Akram Hospital with analysis, data description, chi-square and correlation tests with SPSS software were used.


Results: The mean age of men was 60.7±9 years and the mean of BMI was 26.1±3.5 kg/m2. This study showed inverse correlation between PSA and BMI which was very low and insignificant (p=0.141). But the correlation between PSA and age were significant and positive.


Conclusion: This study showed there is no correlation between PSA and BMI. However studies which have been conducted in symptomatic patients have shown a correlation between PSA and BMI. This may result from PSA level above 10 and leading to the ambiguity that it is perhaps due to high levels of PSA.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pathology