Journal article

Marked Increase in Incident Gynecomastia: A 20-Year National Registry Study, 1998 to 2017

Trine Koch, Elvira Brauner, Alexander S Busch, Martha Hickey, Anders Juul

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism | ENDOCRINE SOC | Published : 2020

Abstract

CONTEXT: Gynecomastia, the proliferation of mammary glandular tissue in the male, is a frequent but little-studied condition. Available prevalence data are based on selected patient populations or autopsy cases with their inherent bias. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work is to evaluate the age-related incidence and secular trends in gynecomastia in the general population. DESIGN: An observational, 20-year national registry study was conducted. SETTING: This population-based study used nationwide registry data. PARTICIPANTS: Participants included all Danish males (age 0-80 years) with a first-time diagnosis of gynecomastia. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: All Danish males (age 0-80 years) were foll..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Doctor Sofus Carl Emil Friis and Spouse Olga Doris Friis Foundation, The Danish Health Foundation (Helsefonden), The Cancer Research Society (Kraeftens Bekaempelse) Rigshospitalets Research Fund, and the Research Fund of the Capital Region of Denmark. Martha Hickey is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Foundation of Australia.