Low Testosterone Level Is an Independent Determinant of Endothelial Dysfunction in Men

@article{Akishita2007LowTL,
  title={Low Testosterone Level Is an Independent Determinant of Endothelial Dysfunction in Men},
  author={Masahiro Akishita and Masayoshi Hashimoto and Yumiko Ohike and Sumito Ogawa and Katsuya Iijima and Masato Eto and Yasuyoshi Ouchi},
  journal={Hypertension Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={30},
  pages={1029-1034}
}
We investigated whether a low plasma testosterone level is related to endothelial dysfunction in men with coronary risk factors. One hundred and eighty-seven consecutive male outpatients (mean age±SD: 47±15 years) who underwent measurement of flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) of the brachial artery using ultrasonography were enrolled. The relationship between plasma hormones and FMD was analyzed. Total and free testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEA-S) were significantly… CONTINUE READING

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