Gender medicine in gastroenterology

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The cause for gender differences in the epidemiology, natural history and response to therapy in many diseases is unknown and has seldom been investigated in depth. Sex hormones are blamed for many of these changes, mostly without any scientific evidence. In this review I will describe some of the evidence for gender differences in gastrointestinal diseases. Gender medicine and its application for gastroenterology is a new field and one warranting research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-246
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Estrogen
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gender
  • Men
  • Sex hormones
  • Women


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