Kamis, 02 Desember 2010

Knowing the Risk of Prostate Cancer Through Finger

There is no simple formula to determine who will have problems in the prostate. Therefore, many doctors recommend that men over the age of 40 years of a medical examination the prostate.

Another way to determine the risk of prostate cancer, at least, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer, is to look at differences in finger length. It is said that men who have a longer index finger than ring finger had a lower risk for prostate cancer.

Finger length has been formed before the baby was born and is influenced by sex hormones in the womb. The fetus is exposed to less testosterone will have a longer index finger size and protected against prostate cancer later in life.

"The results of this research may someday be used as a screening tool to be combined with other risk factors, such as genetic testing and history in the family," says Professor Ros Eeles, researchers from the University of Warwick and the Institute of Cancer Research, UK.

The study adds evidence of previous studies that mention the link between the influence of hormone balance in fetal and diseases that may be sustained in the future. It is not impossible if the will of the pregnant women can do in ways of prevention of cancer risk in prospective baby.

Even so, the men who have a shorter index finger does not need to worry because prostate cancer is more influenced by the age factor. The older the age of a man, the higher the risk of having prostate problems.

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