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Tetracycline was one of the anti ...

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:21pm

Tetracycline was one of the antibiotics of choice years ago and now studies are linking some of the potential downsides that have developed years later, something to be aware of...BD 

New research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore finds men who took tetracycline -- an antibiotic used to treat severe acne -- for four years or longer were 70 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer over a 10-year period than men who had taken the drug, or had taken it for a shorter time.

But the study’s authors urge caution in interpreting their findings. They note the small number of participants who had used tetracycline for at least four years -- 0.5-percent of the 34,629 men in the study -- the indirect assessment of severe acne, and the fact that acne can have several causes.

Ivanhoe's Medical Breakthroughs - Link Between Severe Acne and Prostate Cancer

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