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Int J Cardiol. In HIMS, a later analysis of 3, men aged years with sex hormones measured using mass spectrometry confirmed the association of low total T with higher incidence of stroke Epidemiological and Mendelian randomisation studies of dihydrotestosterone and estradiol, and leucocyte telomere length in men.
Selected studies are discussed briefly in this context. Prospective cohort studies report the association of endogenous sex hormones with incidence of cardiovascular events Table 1. PLoS One. There is also an appreciation that long-term abuse results in cardiovascular toxicity in the form of myocardial dysfunction and accelerated coronary atherosclerosis In invertebrates and plantshermaphrodites which have both male and female reproductive organs either at the same time or during their life cycle are common, and in many cases, the norm.
Exp Ther Med. Download as PDF Printable version. Influences of cardiorespiratory fitness and other precursors on cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in men and women. Prospective cohort studies using mass spectrometry for assay of sex hormones are of interest. Review Randomized controlled trials - mechanistic studies of testosterone and the cardiovascular system.
Meta-analyses of testosterone trials generally have not shown an increase in cardiovascular adverse events.
Bearing in mind the limitations of these retrospective, observational and non-randomized studies, which cannot prove causality, the available data are reassuring. Selected studies are discussed briefly in this context. While an earlier study over 12 months did not show an effect of T on fitness , the TEAAM study conducted over 3 years did show an effect