Endogenous sex hormones and subclinical atherosclerosis in middle-aged and older men

Authors Marieke Schuurmans , Michiel Bots , Judith Brandt , Marjolein den Ouden , Yvonne van der Schouw
Published in International Journal of Cardiology
Publication date 2013
Research groups Chronic Diseases
Type Article

Summary

Circulating sex hormone levels have been linked to a wide range of cardiovascular risk factors in men, but studies on incident CVD have been inconclusive [1]. Recent data from meta-analyses show an increase in CVD risk with low testosterone in elderly men and no association with estradiol levels [2,3]. To clarify the role of sex hormones in male CVD risk, we examined the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between endogenous sex hormones and subclinical atherosclerosis in a population-based cohort of middle-aged and older men.

Language English
Published in International Journal of Cardiology
Year and volume Volume 168 issue 1
Page range 574-576

Chronic Diseases