However, many people think their PSA is elevated just because they have an inflammatory condition.
For the study, published in the journal European Urology, the team looked at 1,033 men with IBD and a control group of 9,306 men without the disease.
A previous study led by researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden showed that children who developed IBD before the age of 18 have a three to five-fold higher mortality rate than people without IBD, both during childhood and into adulthood.
This translates into a 2.2-year reduction in life expectancy in individuals monitored up to the age of 65, the findings suggested.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), prostate cancer is the second leading cancer among males in large Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram, and third in cities like Bengaluru and Mumbai.
The ICMR projection data shows that the number of cases will double by 2020.
Early detection and a healthy lifestyle can prevent the cancer, the researchers said.
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