Serum testosterone levels in African-American and white men undergoing prostate biopsy.
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Although several studies have suggested that African-American men have higher serum testosterone levels than white men, these differences were noted only in men 40 years of age or younger. As was noted in our study, after age 40, African-American and white men have comparable serum testosterone levels. In addition, although prostate growth is androgen dependent, we found no difference in serum testosterone levels in men with and without prostate cancer.