Endogenous sex hormones and progression of carotid atherosclerosis in elderly men.

@article{Muller2004EndogenousSH,
  title={Endogenous sex hormones and progression of carotid atherosclerosis in elderly men.},
  author={Majon T H Muller and Annewieke W. van den Beld and Michiel L. Bots and Diederick E. Grobbee and Steven W. J. Lamberts and Yvonne T van der Schouw},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2004},
  volume={109 17},
  pages={2074-9}
}
BACKGROUND The burden of atherosclerosis especially afflicts the increasing older segment of the population. Recent evidence has emphasized a protective role of endogenous sex hormones in the development of atherosclerosis in aging men. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied the association between endogenous sex hormones and progression of atherosclerosis in 195 independently living elderly men. Participants underwent measurements of carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) at baseline in 1996 and again… CONTINUE READING
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