Low Testosterone and Diabetes

Author(s): Khaled El Baba, Sami T. Azar.

Journal Name: Current Diabetes Reviews

Volume 9 , Issue 5 , 2013

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Abstract:

There have been a lot of discussions concerning the relationship between testosterone serum levels in males and diabetes. Low testosterone is commonly associated with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Testosterone therapy alters the body composition in a metabolically favorable manner. In this article we shed some light on the bidirectional relation between hypotestosteronemia and diabetes discussing also the possible mechanisms and the benefit of treatment.

Keywords: Hypotestosteronemia, testosterone, diabetes, glucose metabolism, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance.

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VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 5
Year: 2013
Page: [418 - 421]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/15733998113099990071
Price: $58

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