Low Testosterone in Diabetic Men Tied to Vascular Risk

Study finds Middle Aged Diabetic Men with Low Testosterone have a Sixfold Increase in Heart Disease.

In a cross-sectional study of men around 60 years old with type 2 diabetes, those with low total plasma testosterone levels had a sixfold higher risk for increased carotid artery intima media thickness (CIMT) and decreased endothelial function, compared with their peers with normal testosterone.

The study was published online October 16 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

The research identified that 31% of these middle-aged, overweight, diabetic men had low testosterone levels, and the latter was linked with a heightened level of atherosclerotic-disease risk markers, lead author Dr Javier Mauricio Farias told Medscape Medical News.

To read the full article click here: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/833642

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