Metabolic syndrome in patients with prostate cancer undergoing androgen suppression

J. Morote, J. Ropero, J. Planas, A. Celma, J. Placer, R. Ferrer, I. De Torres

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Objectives Cardiovascular mortality is the leading cause of death in patients with prostate cancer (PC), metabolic syndrome (MS) being related to it. The main objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of MS in patients with CP undergoing androgen suppression (AS). Material and methods We performed a retrospective study of cases and controls that included 159 patients. The study group was made up of 53 patients with PC undergoing SA for a period exceeding 12 months. The control group was formed by 53 patients with PC at the time of diagnosis and 53 patients with negative prostate biopsy. All patients were evaluated for presence of MS according to NCEP-ATPIII criteria. Results Prevalence of MS in patients without PC was 32.1% and in those with non-treated PC 35.8%, P =.324. In patients with PC undergoing AS, prevalence of MS was 50.9%, P <.001. When AS duration was less than 36 months, prevalence of MS was 44.0% and when greater than 36 months 57.1%, P <.001. Waist circumference and hyperglycemia were the two MS components that significantly increased. AS and its duration were independent predictors factors for the development of MS. Conclusions Continuous AS therapy increases the prevalence of MS and especially waist circumference and hyperglycemia. Development of MS increases according to AS duration. © 2013 AEU. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L. Todos los derechos reservados.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-289
JournalActas Urologicas Espanolas
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Androgen suppression
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Prostate cancer

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