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February 2, 2007

Low Rates of Prostate Cancer in Schizophrenia Patients

Filed under: Risk Factors

Researchers have found that men with schizophrenia have lower rates of prostate cancer than the general population, though they aren't yet sure why.

Possible explanations for the decreased rate of prostate cancer include the effect of antipsychotic drugs (either by protecting against cancer or by decreasing testosterone, or both), and genetic factors, Torrey suggests.

Schizophrenia tied to low prostate cancer risk

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