Men with low testosterone could face diabetes risk

According to a recent report published in leading diabetic journal Diabetes Care, men who have testosterone levels in the low-normal range are more likely to have diabetes than those who have normal levels . The findings were reported as being independent from obesity.
The study was conducted at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. Using data from almost 1,500 men aged 20 or over, the researchers drew their conclusions. The subjects had participated in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey .
Elizabeth Selvi, one of the experts, reportedly commented: “Low testosterone levels are common among men with diabetes and there is growing evidence that low testosterone may be a risk factor for developing diabetes.”
The researchers factored in other influences, with Selvine saying: “Obesity affects testosterone levels; testosterone levels drop in men who are overweight or obese. Even after accounting for the effect of obesity, low testosterone levels still appear to be an important risk factor for diabetes.”

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