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CONTEXT The cause of declining testosterone (T) in aging men and their relationships with risk factors are unclear. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to investigate the relationships between lifestyle and health with reproductive hormones in aging men. DESIGN This was a baseline cross-sectional survey on 3200 community-dwelling men aged 40-79 yr(More)
E. Nieschlag, Institute of Reproductive Medicine, University of Münster, Germany and R. Swerdloff, Division of Endocrinology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and Los Angeles BioMedical Research Institute, Torrance, CA/USA H.M. Behre, Andrology Unit, Department of Urology, Martin-Luther-University, Halle, Germany L.J. Gooren, Department of(More)
INTRODUCTION Limited information is available concerning the general and sexual health status of European men. AIM To investigate the age-related changes in general and sexual health in middle-aged and older men from different countries of the European Union. METHODS This is a cross-sectional multicenter survey performed on a sample of 3,369(More)
CONTEXT Physical frailty is associated with reduced muscle strength, impaired physical function, and quality of life. Testosterone (T) increases muscle mass and strength in hypogonadal patients. It is unclear whether T has similar effects in intermediate-frail and frail elderly men with low to borderline-low T. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to determine the(More)
The new ISA, ISSAM, EAU, EAA and ASA recommendations on the investigation, treatment and monitoring of late-onset hypogonadism in males provide updated evidence-based information for clinicians who diagnose and treat patients with adult onset, age related testosterone deficiency.
Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles BioMedical Research Institute, General Clinical Research Center, 1000 W. Carson Street, Torrance, California 90509, USA, Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Andrology, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany, Center for Reproductive Medicine and Andrology,(More)
The ability of human spermatozoa to exhibit sperm-oocyte fusion in response to the ionophore, A23187, was examined in relation to the capacity of these cells to generate reactive oxygen species. In 70 fertile control donors, there was an overwhelming pattern of high levels of sperm-oocyte fusion associated with low levels of reactive oxygen species(More)
The new ISA, ISSAM, EAU, EAA and ASA recommendations on the investigation, treatment and monitoring of late-onset hypogonadism in males provide updated evidence-based information for clinicians who diagnose and treat patients with adult onset, age related testosterone deficiency.
OBJECTIVE Health and lifestyle factors are associated with variations in serum testosterone levels in ageing men. However, it remains unclear how age-related changes in testosterone may be attenuated by lifestyle modifications. The objective was to investigate the longitudinal relationships between changes in health and lifestyle factors with changes in(More)
We have undertaken a prospective analysis of the diagnostic significance of three different criteria of human sperm function including the conventional semen profile, measurements of hamster-oocyte fusion, and determinations of reactive oxygen species generation in 139 couples. The latter, who were characterized by a lack of detectable abnormalities in the(More)