Testosterone, body composition and aging.

@article{Vermeulen1999TestosteroneBC,
  title={Testosterone, body composition and aging.},
  author={Al Vermeulen and Stefan Goemaere and Jean Kaufman},
  journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation},
  year={1999},
  volume={22 5 Suppl},
  pages={110-6}
}
In addition to growth hormone (GH), sex hormones are important determinants of body composition. Aging is accompanied by a decrease in free testosterone levels and, as BMI as well as fat mass increase with age (with a redistribution of body fat), whereas muscle mass decreases, it is tempting to attribute a causal role to the decrease in androgen levels. In our study involving 372 males aged >20-85, age was found to be positively correlated with BMI and fat mass as measured by impedance, and… CONTINUE READING
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