Testosterone and Breast Enlargement: Possible new support of "Androgens in Human Evolution"

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by James Michael H, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. Testosterone and Breast Enlargement: New Support of "Androgens in Human Evolution,"

    I just found the following citation which may add support to my contention that enlarged breasts in
    human females may come from the extra testosterone that human females produce. Testosterone levels
    are higher in human males and females than chimpanzee males and females respectively.

    Int J Impot Res. 2004 Jan;16(1):95-7. Treatment of testosterone-induced gynecomastia with the
    aromatase inhibitor, anastrozole.

    Rhoden EL, Morgentaler A.

    1Division of Urology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Men's Health Boston, Harvard Medical
    School, Massachusetts, USA.

    Gynecomastia is an unusual side effect associated with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) that
    has been traditionally treated with surgery, radiation, or discontinuation of testosterone
    supplementation. We report here our experience with two cases of gynecomastia in men undergoing TRT
    who were successfully treated with the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole.