According to a recent study of three comprehensive nationwide registries in Sweden, sub-fertile or infertile men were found to be at a significantly greater risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer than the general population.
Also, the results have shown “an immense risk for early-onset prostate cancer,” a form of cancer which, according to the study’s authors, is “generally considered more aggressive.”
The group that had become fathers using a microinjection technique of ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) were at a 47% higher risk of prostate cancer than the controls. That risk rose to nearly 300% in men diagnosed before the age of 50 (“early onset”).
A 2010 NIH study had previously made a connection between infertility and prostate cancer, specifically linking infertility/sub-fertility with an increased percentage of aggressive cases.
Read the original article: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/esoh-si062818.php