Finger length is a clue to prostate cancer risk

Men whose index finger is longer than ring finger are less likely to develop it


According to a study in the British Journal of Cancer, men whose index finger was longer than their ring finger were much less likely to develop prostate cancer. Researchers looked at the hands of 1,500 prostate cancer patients, comparing them to 3,000 healthy men. The length of fingers is believed to relate to sex hormone levels in the womb: being exposed to less testosterone before birth makes a longer index finger, which could protect against prostate cancer later on. More studies are needed, but this could one day be used as a simple test for prostate cancer risk.

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Finger length is a clue to prostate cancer risk

  1. Who are these weirdos with these long index fingers? Show yourselves!

  2. Doctors should be chopping off men's ring fingers obviously! We have to prevent this scourge!

  3. What does it mean if your index finger is longer than your "half-victory-salute" finger?

  4. Trudeau never would have croaked of prostate cancer, what with waving that monstrous digit at westerners.

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