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Men using testosterone were 33-42% LESS likely to get prostate cancer than men not on testosterone
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 4:45 pm Email this article
Men given 12 or more injections of testosterone per year were 33% LESS likely to get prostate cancer during a 3-year follow-up than men not on testosterone replacement according to data from 189,491 men aged 40-60 years-old.
Men using testosterone gel 330 days or more per year were 42% LESS likely to get prostate cancer than men not on testosterone replacement.
This is the exact opposite of what was believed for many years.
Lopez DS, Huang D, Tsilidis KK, Khera M, Williams SB, Urban RJ, Panagiotou OA, Kuo YF, Baillargeon J, Farias A, and Krause T. Association of the extent of therapy with prostate cancer in those receiving testosterone therapy in a US commercial insurance claims database. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf), 2019 Sep 9; published online.
Author’s Contact Info
David S. Lopez
Department of Preventive Medicine
[The University of Texas Medical Branch]
UTMB Health School of Medicine
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555‐1153 USA
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