Influence of sex hormones on plasma endothelin levels.

@article{Polderman1993InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of sex hormones on plasma endothelin levels.},
  author={Kees H. Polderman and Coen Dirk Adriaan Stehouwer and Gunnar Kamp and Gustaaf Dekker and FreekW. A. Verheugt and Louis J Gooren},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={118 6},
  pages={
          429-32
        }
}
Atherosclerosis and hypertension are more common in men than in women, a difference that may be due, in part, to the actions of their respective sex hormones. Men have more atherogenic lipid profiles than women, and sex hormones play an important role in the development of this difference [1-3]. In addition, some evidence has emerged that androgens can induce insulin resistance [3, 4]; several case reports describe cardiovascular events in young persons after the use of anabolic steroids [5, 6… CONTINUE READING
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