US President Donald Trump’s daily anti-baldness drug could help millions of men around the world protect them from serious illness, a new study suggests.
The study, which lasted about 20 years, that the drug “Finasteride”, which treats hair loss also helps in the fight against prostate cancer. Men in the United States and Britain use this drug, so as not to lose their hair.
Researchers at the University of Texas said men at risk for prostate cancer, which appears on the blood test for the disease known as PSA, prefer to give them drugs that reduce the chances of developing the disease.
Ian Thompson, the co-author of the study, said more than 19,000 cases of men have been followed since 1997, noting that Finasteride is safe, inexpensive and effective in preventing disease.
The researcher stressed the need for doctors to share these results with their patients who are conducting a PSA test.
The drug works against prostate enlargement, which causes the problem of frequent urination of men during the night, but has not yet been licensed in the United States as a medicine to treat the prostate, after a previous study published years ago that worsens the disease.
In contrast, British experts received the results of the study very carefully, considering that the drug is fighting non-serious tumors that can not kill men.
They pointed out that the chances of prostate cancer decreased significantly, but this does not mean the end of chances of death.