Androgens and women at the menopause and beyond.

  title={Androgens and women at the menopause and beyond.},
  author={J Eileen Morley and H. Mitchell Perry},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={58 5},
STUDIES over the last decade have shown that the male hormone, testosterone, declines with age in men (1,2). This decline is associated with a decrease in libido, muscle mass and strength, leptin levels, bone mineral density (BMD), hematocrit, and cognition (3–6). It also has been recognized that total testosterone is a poor measurement of gonadal status because of the increase in sex hormone binding globulin in aging males (7,8). While there has been a marked increase in studies of the role of… CONTINUE READING