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

Authors Marjolein den Ouden , Yvonne van der Schouw , Michiel Bots , Judith Brandt , Marieke Schuurmans
Published in International Journal of Cardiology
Publication date 2013
Research groups Proactive care for elderly people living at home
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

Proactive care for elderly people living at home