Estrogen Thought to Contribute to BPH in Study of Men of African Descent

A recent study has found that certain sex hormones may be responsible for the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men, particularly black men.

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A team from the University of Ghana School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences found that BPH is more common in black men, and that they often have higher levels of steroid sex hormones, although this has rarely been studied before.

The study in Ghana looked at 60 men: 30 who had BPH and 30 without. Researchers found that those with BPH had lower levels of the male sex hormone androstenedione but higher levels of the female sex hormone estrogen than those without BPH. Find out more about this study here. 

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One comment

  1. Didier koné says:

    is it valid only for african men?I had no idea that our race or the color of our skin could have an impact in our risk to develop bph, I know the most prostate problem in young men is prostatitis. It may be very uncomfortable, but prostatitis is not life-threatening and it does not mean that the sufferer has — or ever will have — prostate cancer. However, it is still important to treat prostatitis timely. I started taking alpharise for it and its been amazing!

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