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Childless men seem to have lower risk of prostate cancer than those with children

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 17 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:117
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. 1Quebec

    Men without children have a moderately reduced risk of developing prostate cancer compared with fathers, yet paradoxically, the more children a father has, the lower his risk of getting the disease. The study, which appeared online on 7 January (doi: 10.1002/cncr.23230) will appear in the 15 February issue of the journal Cancer.

    Previous evidence had suggested that childless men might be at lower risk of prostate cancer than men with children and that men who …

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