Friday, June 17, 2005

Medicine: it'll get you one way or another

The activity of male hormones, androgens, can give rise to acne during adolescence, but may also protect against coronary heart disease in adulthood, UK researchers report.
However, androgens also appear to be associated with an increased risk of dying from prostate cancer, the study in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests.
You have to love this entirely out-of-context research reporting. But at least it looks like I have a lower risk of prost(r)ate disease.

The (r) is there in honor of all the patients who have talked about their prostrate operations this past week.

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