Asthma inhalers 'linked to prostate cancer risk' - (The Telegraph via NewsPoints Desk)

  • According to a study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, males with asthma who use inhaled medication are up to 40 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than men without the condition, The Telegraph reported Monday.
  • The Australian researchers decided to investigate a possible link between the two conditions because both involve an inflammation of the body. Having asthma is associated with a 26 percent increase in a man’s likelihood of developing prostate cancer.
  • However, cancer experts cautioned that the findings, which were based on an analysis of the medical histories of 1,179 men diagnosed with prostate cancer, are only preliminary.
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