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Low testosterone in ageing men: a modifiable risk factor for frailty?

Abstract:

There is substantial interest in the role of testosterone (T) in male ageing. Studies suggest that low T may be a risk factor for frailty, the vulnerable health status that occurs at advanced ages. However, T deficiency is relatively rare in ageing men and, importantly, is linked to modifiable risk factors including body weight and concurrent illnesses. These observations shift the focus away from hormone replacement and towards potential preventative strategies to help maintain T levels in a...

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10.1016/j.tem.2011.08.003

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Journal:
Trends in endocrinology and metabolism: TEM
Volume:
22
Issue:
12
Pages:
491-498
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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EISSN:
1879-3061
ISSN:
1043-2760
URN:
uuid:8f74a01b-78da-4132-bb43-561058390795
Source identifiers:
306841
Local pid:
pubs:306841

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