Do men have female hormones?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Men who get pedicures may think they have some female hormones. In fact, all men have them—and it turns out that they're beneficial to all of us. Female hormones increase levels of HDL "good" cholesterol, whereas male hormones lower HDL cholesterol. The much higher levels of estrogen in women may partly explain why they avoid the hardening of arteries until later in life, but many experts believe the decreased life expectancy of men is related to testosterone poisoning.
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