Testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin, and frailty in older men.

  title={Testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin, and frailty in older men.},
  author={Beth A. Mohr and Shalender Bhasin and Varant Kupelian and Andre Araujo and Amy B O'donnell and John B Mckinlay},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={55 4},
OBJECTIVES To determine whether testosterone (T) levels are associated with frailty or its components. DESIGN Population-based cohort study conducted in three waves (T1: 1987-1989, T2: 1995-1997, T3: 2002-2004). SETTING Communities in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. PARTICIPANTS Six hundred forty-six men aged 50 to 86 at T(3) with complete data on frailty components and hormone measurements. MEASUREMENTS The frailty phenotype was defined as the presence of three or more of the… CONTINUE READING


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