Testosterone decreases adiponectin levels in female to male transsexuals.

  title={Testosterone decreases adiponectin levels in female to male transsexuals.},
  author={Marta Berra and Francesca Armillotta and Laura d'Emidio and Antonietta Costantino and Giuseppe Ettore Martorana and Giuseppe Pelusi and Maria C Meriggiola},
  journal={Asian journal of andrology},
  volume={8 6},
AIM To evaluate the effect of testosterone (T) on adiponectin serum levels in transsexual female patients. METHODS We measured adiponectin, leptin, luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone, T, estradiol, lipid profile, biochemical parameters and body composition in 16 transsexual female patients at baseline and after 6 months of T treatment (100 mg Testoviron Depot /10 days, i.m.). RESULTS Adiponectin levels were 16.9 +/- 7.3 mg/mL at baseline and 13.5 +/- 7.4 mg/mL at month 6… CONTINUE READING


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