The association of age-related differences in serum total testosterone and sex hormone-binding globulin levels with the prevalence of diabetes.

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Summary of "The association of age-related differences in serum total testosterone and sex hormone-binding globulin levels with the prevalence of diabetes."

Age-related differences of sex hormones are traditionally considered detrimental to certain diseases particularly in middle-aged and elderly males, however, it is imprudent to conclude without elucidating the influences of other age-related pathophysiology apart from reproductive aging. We sought to examine serum testosterone and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels from different decades of life and their associations with the prevalence of diabetes in each respective decade.


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Name: Archives of gerontology and geriatrics
ISSN: 1872-6976
Pages: 104040


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