Inverse relationship between total testosterone and anti-oxidized low density lipoprotein antibody levels in ageing males.

Abstract

Accumulating evidence indicates the involvement of sex hormones in atherogenesis. Endogenous testosterone is inversely related to the majority of risk factors for atherosclerosis and is known to be a potent immunomodulator. Recently, autoantibodies to oxidized LDL (anti-oxLDL Ab) were shown to predict carotid and coronary atherosclerosis. The aim of this… (More)

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