Endogenous hormones and carotid atherosclerosis in elderly men.

  title={Endogenous hormones and carotid atherosclerosis in elderly men.},
  author={Annewieke W. van den Beld and Michiel L. Bots and Joop A. M. J. L. Janssen and Huibert A. P. Pols and Steven W. J. Lamberts and Diederick E. Grobbee},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={157 1},
The aging process is characterized by a number of gradual changes in circulating hormone concentrations as well as a gradual increase in the degree of atherosclerosis. The authors studied whether serum hormone levels are related to atherosclerosis of the carotid artery in independently living, elderly men. In 1996, 403 men (aged 73-94 years) were randomly… CONTINUE READING