Male Hormones Increase The Incidence Of Colonic Adenomas

The observed increased incidence of adenomas and colorectal carcinomas in men compared with women has been linked to male sex hormones, according to a new study. The authors sought to address whether the lower incidence and delayed onset in women is owing to protection by female hormones or lack of tumour-promotion by male hormones.                         

Patman G. Colorectal cancer: male hormones increase the incidence of colonic adenomas. Nature reviews Gastroenterology & hepatology. 2015;12(1):4. Epub 2014/11/19. doi: 10.1038/nrgastro.2014.196. PubMed PMID: 25404279.