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Testosterone and Breast Cancer Prevention

Testosterone and Breast Cancer Prevention

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Category: New Discoveries
April 18, 2018 - 1:38pm — ShannonPetteruti

"Testosterone (T) is the most abundant biologically active hormone in women. Androgen receptors (AR) are located throughout the body including the breast where T decreases tissue proliferation. However, T can be aromatized to estradiol (E2), which increases proliferation and hence, breast cancer (BCA) risk. Increased aromatase expression and an imbalance in the ratio of stimulatory estrogens to protective androgens impacts breast homeostasis...

Read the full article here: http://www.maturitas.org/article/S0378-5122(15)00701-X/fulltext