“[I3C] appears to work in several ways: 1. it facilitates the conversion of estrogen to a less cancer-promoting form, 2. it partially blocks the effects of estrogen on cells, 3. it directly kills or inhibits cancer cells, 4. it reduces levels of free radicals, which can promote cancer by damaging DNA.
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As a specialist in men’s reproductive health, I’m seeing more and more cases of guys who are on prescription testosterone replacement medication. Sales of testosterone have boomed in recent years thanks to new ways to get it into your body, such as gels, creams and injections. The current situation with testosterone replacement treatment is problematic for many reasons, including the fact that, by one estimate, nearly half of the guys getting prescriptions have not even had their testosterone levels checked. In the words of one recent physician editorialist, this is “appalling.” No man should be taking testosterone unless they have a low testosterone levels and symptoms.