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High cholesterol may increase risk of testicular cancer

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7499.1042-b (Published 05 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1042
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    High cholesterol concentrations may increase the risk of testicular cancer, a study has shown. The study investigated the relationship between risk of testicular cancer and blood cholesterol. Researchers found that men with the highest cholesterol concentrations had a cancer risk 4.5 times that for the men with the lowest concentrations.

    “The highly significant positive association between serum cholesterol and testicular cancer risk found in this population-based cohort study suggests that an elevated concentration of serum …

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