Androgens, insulin resistance and vascular disease in men.

  title={Androgens, insulin resistance and vascular disease in men.},
  author={Dheeraj Kapoor and Chris J. Malkin and Kevin S. Channer and Thomas Hugh Jones},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  volume={63 3},
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing globally and is an established risk factor for the development of atherosclerotic vascular disease. Insulin resistance is the hallmark feature of type 2 diabetes and is also an important component of the metabolic syndrome. There is evidence to suggest that testosterone is an important regulator of insulin sensitivity in men. Observational studies have shown that testosterone levels are low in men with diabetes, visceral obesity (which is strongly… CONTINUE READING
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