Testosterone Promotes Prostate Cancer, According to Study

Testosterone Promotes Prostate Cancer, According to Study
shutterstock_217644481A recent study titled “Testosterone Treatment is a Potent Tumor Promoter for the Rat Prostate”, published in the Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology has found that testosterone raises the risk of prostate tumors in rats, while enhancing the effects of carcinogenic chemical exposure. Even though testosterone has been increasingly recommended to older men in order to increase energy levels and deal with age related problems, these recent results raise a question towards prescribing testosterone therapy to men who have not been diagnosed with hypogonadism. According to the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Practice Guidelines on testosterone therapy in adult men, testosterone should only be recommend to men who suffer from low levels of this hormone, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction or other symptoms of hypogonadism. “This research demonstrates that testosterone on its
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