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Common Urological Problems

Risk Of Prostate Cancer

Use of vitamin E associated with increased risk of prostate cancer

In a trial that included about 35,000 men, those who were randomized to receive daily supplementation with vitamin E had a significantly increased risk of prostate cancer, according to a study in the October 12 issue of JAMA.

“Lifetime risk of prostate cancer in the United States is currently estimated to be 16 percent.… Use of vitamin E associated with increased risk of prostate cancer   



Long-term testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer

Testosterone (T) therapy is routinely used in men with hypogonadism, a condition in which diminished function of the gonads occurs. Although there is no evidence that T therapy increases the risk of prostate cancer (PCa), there are still concerns and a paucity of long-term data. In a new study in The Journal of Urology®,… Long-term testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer   



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