Waist-to-height ratio as a predictor of serum testosterone in ageing men with symptoms of androgen deficiency

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Abstract

The decline in serum testosterone in ageing men may be mediated in part by obesity; however, it is uncertain which measure of adiposity is most closely associated with testosterone levels. We have examined the relationships of age, adiposity and testosterone levels in ageing men with symptoms consistent with hypoandrogenism but who were otherwise in good health. We conducted a cross-sectional study of non-smoking men aged a?Y 54 years recruited from the community and who were free of cancer or serious medical illness. Height (Ht), weight and waist circumference (WC) were measured, and body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-height (WHt) ratio were calculated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424 - 431
Number of pages8
JournalAsian Journal of Andrology
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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