We don’t actually crack backs. It’s merely an adjustment…OK, you’re going to hear a loud cracking sound.(Dr. Steve)
“Daughters linked to prostate risk” read the headlines.
Turns out that one study has come up with stats they have no particular answer for
The Israeli team found men with three daughters and no sons were up to 60% more likely to develop prostate cancer.
But the Journal of the National Cancer Institute study suggests the cause may be the male “Y” sex chromosome, not the act of having either a son or daughter.
In fact at one point it is hypothesized that
Since prostate problems are often only detected when a man attends for routine health screening, they suggested that it was possible that having a predominantly female family might encourage a man to be more health-conscious.
Nope must be more than that
“We also need to uncover exactly what it is about the Y chromosome, which only men have, that might make men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer also more likely to have fathered girls rather than boys.
and there’s this
The Prostate Cancer Charity head of policy and research Chris Hiley said: “This is an interesting study – it certainly attracts the attention, but it doesn’t yet translate into useful advice for men until other complex genetic studies are done.
More study would seem the way to go, though ever so much more boring than making it seem like girls cause cancer. Used to only be cooties..must be the new girl technology.
And even though we just said so
“In the meantime no-one should rush off with the idea that girls give their fathers prostate cancer.”