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Monday, June 1, 2015

Less lethal prostate cancer among those diagnosed with asthma

In a review of the Health Professionals Follow Up study (47,000 men) researchers found the proportion of subjects with lethal prostate cancer was 29% less among those who had been diagnosed with asthma vs. those who had not.   For those had been disagosed with hayfever the risk was 10% higher.  

The finding for asthma is odd because both prostate cancer and asthma are thought to be related to inflammation so that if there were a correlation the risk of lethal prostate cancer would be expected to be higher, not lower.
See [PMID:] and [Science Daily]

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