Do “Muscle Building Supplements” increase the risk of testicular cancer? I cover that in this vid!

Epidemiology
Muscle-building supplement use and increased risk of testicular germ cell cancer in men from Connecticut and Massachusetts
British Journal of Cancer 112, 1247-1250 (31 March 2015)
Abstract
Background:
No analytic epidemiological study has examined the relationship between use of muscle-building supplements (MBSs) and testicular germ cell cancer (TGCC) risk.
Methods:
We conducted a population-based case–control study including 356 TGCC cases and 513 controls from Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Results:
The odds ratio (OR) for ever use of MBSs in relation to risk of TGCC was significantly elevated (OR=1.65, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.11–2.46). The associations were significantly stronger among early users, men with more types of MBSs used, and longer periods of use.
Conclusions:
MBS use is a potentially modifiable risk factor that may be associated with TGCC.

3 Comments
  1. Ken Brown 4 years ago

    Another great vid Will. Thanks.

  2. makster 4 years ago

    Thanks for your take on this Will. It makes sense to me.

  3. Kevin 4 years ago

    As always, Will delivers a logical, objective reply to shoddy science. And as always, Will tells everyone it is their own responsibility to be a smart consumer. Thanks Will.

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