Obesity Tied to Survival in Men With Melanoma

Obese men treated for metastatic melanoma may survive longer than their normal-weight peers.

Obese men treated for metastatic melanoma may survive longer than their normal-weight peers.Researchers did a retrospective analysis of 1,918 people, 1,155 of them men, under treatment for metastatic melanoma. The study is in Lancet Oncology.Compared with men of normal weight, obese men in treatment had nearly double the progression-free survival time and nearly double the overall survival time...