Scientists said drinking regularly as a teenage boy triples the risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer decades later. A new study findings published in the ‘Cancer Prevention Research journal,’ found that the link between alcohol and prostate cancer was roughly consistent until someone gets to 40 years. After that, the effect disappeared, the research showed.

The findings suggested that drinking when young – while the prostate was still developing – could dramatically in-crease the danger to the prostate. Comparatively, drinking in someone’s 60s, had no impact on prostate cancer risk. According to the study, those who had at least seven drinks a week between the ages of 15 and 19 were three times as likely to develop severe prostate cancer in their 60s, 70s or 80s. Prostate cancer is the development of cancer in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing. However, some grow relatively quickly.

The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other areas of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes. The research team questioned 650 ex-servicemen aged 49 to 89 who were having biopsy tests for prostate cancer. The men were asked about their weekly alcohol consumption during each decade of life.

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