Posts Tagged "testosterone"

Ask the Doctor: Endocrine Disruptors in Personal Care Products

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Research

Q:  I’ve been reading about endocrine disruptors in personal care products. Can you explain these and suggest safer alternatives? — Danika in San Diego, CA A:  Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that imitate or alter the function of normal body hormones. For example, they may mimic estrogen, interfere with thyroid hormone, or bind up testosterone. Estrogen mimics may increase the risk of hormone sensitive cancers such as breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer. Thyroid disruptors increase the risk of hypothyroidism. In hypothyroidism, elevated TSH acts as a growth signal for thyroid...

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Early Baldness May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in Research ( – Is Early Baldness in Blacks a Clue to Prostate Cancer? – By Kathleen Doheny – (Wednesday, March 27, 2013) Black men with early hair loss may have a heightened risk of developing prostate cancer, researchers report. This study of more than 500 black men found that those “who have baldness by age 30 are more likely to develop prostate cancer,” said researcher Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, a research assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, in Philadelphia. Researchers...

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