Men with High Levels of Testosterone Are at Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer

A new study from the United Kingdom finds that men with higher levels of testosterone could be at higher risk to develop prostate cancer by almost 20%.Men with High Levels of Testosterone Are at Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer

The study included more than 200,000 British men who were tested with a simple blood test that can predict the risk of prostate cancer. The analysis of the test results showed that men with the highest levels of testosterone were 18% more likely to be diagnosed with the condition compared to their counterparts.

Dr. Ruth Travis, who led the study from Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford, says: “This research tells us that these two hormones (testosterone and IGF-I) could be a mechanism that links things like diet, lifestyle and body size with the risk of prostate cancer. This takes us a step closer to strategies for preventing the disease.”

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