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A comparison of urinary oestrogen levels in normal male South African Bantu and European subjects

I. Bersohn, P.J. Oelofse

Abstract


In the South African Bantu, the frequency of biochemical dysfunction of the liver is well known, being present in ovet two-thirds of adults examined, the great majority of whom show no clinical symptoms.Further, hepatic cirrhosis is present in about 10% of adults examined at necropsy, while hepatic fibrosis and primary carcinoma of the liver are much more prevalent in the Bantu than in the European population.




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