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OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) and the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in pre-elderly and elderly men in China. METHODS A cross-sectional study was done among 437 men, aged 45 to 94 years old. Early morning fasting sera were assayed for total testosterone (TT), SHBG and other biochemical markers. Free(More)
To investigate the impact of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of SHBG gene the neighboring genes on SHBG levels, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis in Chinese males. A group of Chinese men, aged ⩾ 45 years were included in the analysis. BMD was measured with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), SHBG and total testosterone (TT) was measured(More)
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