NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A new study reports that men with index fingers shorter than their ring fingers are at an increased risk for prostate cancer.

The claim, reported by the British Journal of Cancer, came after researchers studied the ratio between the second and fourth finger on the right hand of both prostate-cancer patients and healthy people over a period of 15 years.

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The results suggest that men with longer index fingers were 33 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer.

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Experts advise that this is only a theory and there is no immediate cause for concern.

Researchers also say that because study participants self-reported their finger lengths, there is more room for error in the study results.

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The study can be found here.