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Understanding Sex Hormones in Men

Molecular Structure of Testosterone

As the second most common cancer among men in the U.S., prostate cancer claimed about 29,720 lives in 2013.  Although we don’t know the precise causes of prostate cancer, for years, a vast number of studies have pointed to testosterone as a cause; however, a newcomer on the scene has also been implicated as a possible contributor to prostate cancer—estrogen.  In fact, testosterone-estrogen balance doesn’t only play a role prostate cancer but in other diseases too.

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