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April 10, 1992 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
An enzyme that acts on the male hormone testosterone may play a role in the development of prostate cancer and lead to new approaches in the prevention and treatment of the disease, according to a new USC study. The researchers found that native Japanese men, who have some of the lowest rates of prostate cancer in the world, have far less activity of the enzyme than black Americans, who have one of the highest rates of the cancer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1992 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
An enzyme that acts on the male hormone testosterone may play a role in the development of prostate cancer and lead to new approaches in the prevention and treatment of the disease, according to a new USC study. The researchers found that native Japanese men, who have some of the lowest rates of prostate cancer in the world, have far less activity of the enzyme than black Americans, who have one of the highest rates of the cancer.
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April 26, 1999 | Kristl I. Buluran
If you're inspecting the grungy shower drain for clumps of hair or combing skimpy strands of hair in directions they were really never meant to go, join the club: Two out of three men will have to face male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness is largely a hereditary problem. Other influences, however, include age and an overabundance within the hair follicle of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, which is a highly active form of testosterone.
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