The role of testosterone in the metabolic syndrome: A review

  title={The role of testosterone in the metabolic syndrome: A review},
  author={F. Saad and L. Gooren},
  journal={The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology},
  • F. Saad, L. Gooren
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Over the last three decades it has become apparent that testosterone plays a significant role in the maintenance of bone and muscle mass, in erythropoiesis, and in mental functions. But testosterone is also a key player in glucose homeostasis and lipid metabolism. The metabolic syndrome is a clustering of risk factors predisposing to late onset diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The main components of the syndrome are visceral obesity, glucose… CONTINUE READING
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