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Daily Dose of Acetaminophen Decreases Risk for Prostate Cancer

You are what you eat.  My next door neighbour is a well respected urologist of Chinese extraction.  As such, his patient base is replete with many of those who have emigrated to Canada from China and the Far East. He is also a researcher and in the course of conversation one day, he discussed an ongoing study that indicates that the incidence of prostate cancer among native Chinese is relatively low. Among those who have emigrated to Canada, it’s almost epidemic by contrast. The contributing field factor according to the study; diet change.

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By taking just one acetaminophen tablet a day for a minimum of five years, men can reduce their chances for developing prostate cancer by 38 percent. Researchers from the American Cancer Society found that long-term use of acetaminophen on a regular basis provides a significant level of protection from prostate cancer among men. The details of the study were recently published inCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

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Dr. Ken Serota, DDS, MMSc Author of over 70 publications, Ken has lectured on Endodontics and Implantology around the world. MMSc from the Harvard-Forsyth Dental Center in Boston, MA; Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Ken is the founder of ROOTS – an online educational forum for dentists from around the world who wish to learn cutting edge endodontic therapy.
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