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.READ MORE: New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
The results suggest that men with longer index fingers were 33 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer.READ MORE: Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated
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.MORE NEWS: Man Suffers Broken Nose In Alleged Anti-Asian Attack At Midtown Subway Station
The study can be found here.