Sex steroids and insulin resistance.

  title={Sex steroids and insulin resistance.},
  author={Callum Livingstone and Mary Collison},
  journal={Clinical science},
  volume={102 2},
There is extensive experimental evidence that sex steroids and insulin interact in their actions on tissues. At physiological levels, testosterone and oestradiol are thought to be involved in maintaining normal insulin sensitivity. However, outside this 'physiological window' these steroids may promote insulin resistance. Considerable research has been carried out on polycystic ovarian syndrome, a common disorder associated with excessive androgen production and insulin resistance… 

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