Study Links Infertility and Baldness with Prostate Cancer

Study Links Infertility and Baldness with Prostate Cancer

Men with receding hairlines will no longer be ostracized. There is good news for balding men. A recent study has revealed that men afflicted with baldness have lesser chances of developing prostate cancer.

You may be bereft of hair, but you may end up living longer. Hair loss reduces the risk of developing the disease by almost 50%.

In fact, studies affirm that earlier the inception of baldness, the lesser will be the risk of developing prostate cancer. The findings of this research can be sought out in the journal Cancer Epidemiology.

However, there is disheartening news for men who are infertile. A research which adds insult to injury has revealed that men who are infertile possess an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.

Infertility increases the chances of developing prostate cancer by two and half times. The risk of developing tumors that grow slowly is elevated by 60%. As dismal as the news may be, there is still hope for men who are sterile.

If you practice a healthy lifestyle, and follow a healthy diet, the risk of prostate cancer diminishes considerably. Dietary regulations and alterations can help in improving your chances of preventing prostate cancer.

Certain foods and drinks mitigate the growth of cancerous cells. You can consume lycopene supplements, soy isoflavones, selenium, broccoli, cauliflowers, salmon, pomegranate juice, and black and green tea to lower the risk of prostate cancer. Studies also state that foods which are rich in omega 3 fatty acids curtail the spread of prostate cancer to other parts of the body.

However, like all experimental studies, these findings also have a potential drawback. Though these findings are backed by data, the exact cause and the reason between the conjectured links will require further research.

Though the consumption of the certain foods is advocated, the right measure and proportion of the foods and beverages remains unknown. While, eating certain foods may be harmless, overuse or high dosages of supplements of selenium and lycopene may entail harmful effects on the body.

Till these findings are substantiated with clear evidence and given global approval, it is solicited that the public uses its discretion before following the recommendations of the studies.