Men: the more you smoke, the more Y chromosomes you lose

December 4, 2014 7:15 PM

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Researchers who previously linked Y chromosome loss with cancer have now linked Y chromosome loss with smoking

To be clear: scientists don't know yet whether this increases cancer risk separately from known lung cancer issues. Researchers also don't know if it's directly responsible for lung cancer. The finding is still very early, but we know that men who smoke experience high frequencies of Y chromosome lo...

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