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Effect of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on Prostate Tissue

August 9, 2010

In a recent study, researchers sought to understand the effects of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on the prostate gland to help in the development of safe treatments for low male hormone levels in men and prevention of diseases of the prostate. Subjects used topical DHT gel or a placebo gel (with no active drug in it).

The effect of DHT on the prostate is not clearly known. Some studies suggest blocking production of DHT in the prostate helps slow growth of the gland with aging (a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH) and may prevent prostate cancer. On the other hand, DHT administration may shrink the prostate, suggesting DHT may be beneficial for some men. Therefore, further studies looking at the effect of DHT on the prostate are needed.

Read the complete clinical trial proposal.