In One Type of Cancer, Heavier Men May Live Longer, Washington University School of Medicine Study
Published: Jun 13, 2012
Extra pounds may not be good for your health in general, but heavy men appear more likely to survive a particular form of immune system cancer, a new study finds. The cancer in question is an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma called diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Non-Hodgkin lymphomas include a large group of cancers that affect the lymphatic system, a part of the immune system.