Serum testosterone levels in African-American and white men undergoing prostate biopsy. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • African Americans
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Testosterone

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • December 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10604704

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1035

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 54

number

  • 6