Navigation Links
Breast Growth in Boys and Herb Based Products-probable Link, Say Scientists

A doctor played Sherlock Holmes to the hilt when he discovered a link between young boys with breasts and the products they were using//, and in turn provided material for research to scientists.

Dr. Clifford Bloch, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Colorado was offered a clue by a patient’s mother when she brought a her 4 year old son to get him examined for breast enlargement or gynecomastia. The doctor made a note of the fact that she was using a homeopathic balm on the boy’s chest that contained lavender oil.

While seeing two other young boys aged 10 and 7, Bloch was quick to spot the similarity; they all used soaps, shampoos, lotions or hair gels that contained lavender as well as tea tree oil.

Further investigations using human breast cells exposed to compounds derived from lavender and tea tree oil were carried out at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Lead author Derek Henley published results in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The study confirmed doubts; lavender oil and tea tree oil based compounds did bring out enlargement of breast tissues.

In addition other tests were carried out to see whether those oils mimicked the effects of the female hormone estrogen, which stimulates breast tissue growth, or blocked the activity of the male hormone androgen, which inhibits growth of breast tissue.

The tests showed that the oils affected both the male and female hormones.

Says Kenneth Korach, chief of laboratory reproductive and developmental toxicology at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences “This combinatorial activity makes them somewhat unique as endocrine [hormone] disrupters.”

Coincidentally, when the boys stopped using these products, their breasts returned to normal.

States Henley “We conclude that repeated topical exposure to lavender and tea tree oils probably caused prepubertal gynecomas tia in these boys."

The researchers voice their concerns in their publication that lavender and tea tree oils are sold in their pure form over the counter and present in many products. They encourage doctors looking into cases of prepubertal gynecomastia to explore a possible usage of such products.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
2. Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test
3. Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life
4. Breast milk is essential
5. Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems
6. Breast cancer evidence
7. Letrozole Beats Tamoxifen in Breast Cancer Therapy
8. Breast screening among diabetic women
9. Breast feeding can alter hormones
10. Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk
11. Additional Radiotheraphy for Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/19/2017)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... January 18, 2017 , ... ... serious hazards while driving during a rain storm by slowing down and increasing the ... published on Fox 40. Los Angeles based car accident attorney Raymond R. Hassanlou notes ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , ... January 19, 2017 , ... Sales Focus Inc. ... clients into the US market. , Over the past 20 years SFI has been ... weeks SFI has launched six new clients into the US market. The new ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... of the American Osteopathic College of Proctology) announced today the opening of ... Southern California ( http://www.hemorrhoidsremovalcenterscalifornia.com ): Hemorrhoids Center of Los Angeles (Beverly Hills), ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... From a health perspective, 2017 ... daily linking gut health to chronic disease, mental health and general physical well-being. The ... an important resolution to consider. , For one Charlottesville restaurant, good gut health is ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... ... among specialty pharmacists and pharmacy professionals, has teamed up with Ochsner Health ... program, announced Brian Haug, president of Pharmacy Healthcare Communications, LLC, publishers of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/18/2017)... Jan 18, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... by End User - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022" ... ... is expected to reach $5,491 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR ... America was the leading regional market in global vital signs ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... , Jan. 18, 2017  Adaptive Sound Technologies, Inc. (ASTI), ... new partnership with Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown to deliver the ... LectroFan sleep therapy machines in over two hundred of ... most important parts of having a great stay is ... of Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown. "We,re pleased to be able ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... N.J. , Jan. 18, 2017   Regenicin, ... a biotechnology company specializing in the development and commercialization ... damaged tissues and organs, recently reported the Company,s operating ... for 2017. As the Company described in ... been a year of substantial accomplishments. The Company,s contract ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: