Friday, January 19, 2007

Schizophrenic men up to 50% less likely to get prostate cancer

"Dr E Fuller Torrey, from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, has found that schizophrenic males are between 24-51 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer. Although current evidence points to a relationship between schizophrenia and lower than normal rates of prostate cancer, a specific cause and effect relationship remains elusive. Dr Torrey suggests that lifestyle, genetic factors and cancer-protective effects from antipsychotic medication could be influential."
About Men's Health

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