Plasma sex steroid hormones and risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women: a prospective study

  title={Plasma sex steroid hormones and risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women: a prospective study},
  author={Eric L. Ding and Yu-hua Song and Joann E. Manson and N M El Rifai and Julie E. Buring and Shusong Liu},
Prospective data directly investigating the role of endogenous sex hormones in diabetes risk have been scant, particularly in women. We aimed to examine comprehensively plasma sex hormones in connection with risk of developing type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women. We conducted a prospective, nested case–control study of plasma oestradiol, testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate and risk of type 2 diabetes in a cohort of women health professionals with a mean age of 60.3 and 12.2… CONTINUE READING


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