Muscle-building supplements linked to testicular cancer

April 13, 2015 4:02 PM

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Muscle-building supplements linked to testicular cancer

The correlation was confirmed by a team of scientists at Yale University who interviewed more than 900 men about their workout regiment and history of supplement use. More than 350 of the men, all from Massachusetts and Connecticut, had been diagnosed with testicular germ cell cancer. In addition to divulging diet and exercise details, study participants also answered questions about smoking and drinking habits, family history of testicular cancer and groin injury history.

The data showed that men who used supplements at least once a week for four consecutive weeks were 65 percent more likely to have been diagnosed with testicular cancer.

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