Reduce The Risk Of Prostate Cancer…With Tylenol?

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According to this Examiner article, longterm use of the popular pain relief drug acetaminophen may be able to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. A recent study including over 78,000 men concluded that those men taking acetaminophen daily for at least 5 years can reduce their chances of prostate cancer by up to 38%.

The article also recommends getting regular prostate exams after the age of 40 for African American males and those with a family history of cancer, and after the age of 45 for most other men (not taking into other factors such as diet). For more details, check out the article. And of course if you have any questions about your personal health, please consult with a healthcare provider.

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Michaela is a recent Seven Sisters graduate with a self-designed degree in Sexuality Studies. When she's not blogging, you'll find her teaching Health and Wellness and A Cappella to high school students, helping women find properly fitting bras, and working as an editor on a documentary. She hopes to continue her education one day with a PhD in Feminist Anthropology.