Diet and sex hormone-binding globulin.

  title={Diet and sex hormone-binding globulin.},
  author={Christopher Longcope and Henry A. Feldman and John B Mckinlay and Andre Araujo},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={85 1},
The serum concentration of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is inversely related to weight and in animal studies is inversely related to protein intake. As SHBG can affect the biological activity of testosterone and estradiol, we wished to determine the role of protein intake on SHBG levels in men. Using data from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study we examined cross-sectional relationships between dietary components and SHBG levels in 1552 men (aged 40-70 yr) for whom these factors were… CONTINUE READING
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