Marijuana can increase the risk of testis cancer and infertility
Risk doubled both the addict and the only occasionally smoked marijuana.
Smoked marijuana, both of which have become addicts or only occasionally smoked appeared to have the same risk, experiencing infertility and testicular cancer.
Thus the results of a recent study conducted by researchers from the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA.
The study found that young men who used marijuana in the past are at twice the risk of having one of the two types of testicular cancer.
Types of testicular cancer are known to have a worse prognosis than some other types of cancer.
The researchers themselves do not know what triggered marijuana can lead to carcinogenesis in the testis.
Victoria Cortessis, MSPH, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Keck School of Medicine said the risks are likely to occur through a cellular network system that responds to the active ingredient in marijuana (endocannabinoid), because it proves important in the formation of sperm.
The conclusion is obtained after 163 studies looking at young adult males who diagnosed testicular cancer. History of cannabis use on the participants noted, and compared with 292 men healthy young adults.
Results showed that participants who have a history of smoking marijuana at increased risk of testicular cancer by 2-fold. Did not say how much, but the participants who smoked marijuana just for fun (recreational) also have the same risk.
In that study, type of testicular cancer risk is increased due to the use of cannabis is non-seminoma tumor cells and mixed-germ. Both attacking the younger group and mentioned more dangerous than seminoma.
Although germ cells will not get cancer if straight off, this will greatly affect a man’s fertility. Especially because it strikes at a relatively young age, the most concern is the risk of infertility.
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