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Testosterone is negatively associated with the severity of coronary atherosclerosis in men.
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PMID:  23042448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study aimed to determine whether plasma testosterone is associated with the severity of coronary atherosclerosis in a group of 803 men who underwent elective coronary angiography. Testosterone levels were measured in 803 male patients who were categorized into three groups according to testosterone level tertiles. All patients underwent elective coronary angiography, and the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) was determined by the Gensini score. Moreover, patients were classified into two groups according to Gensini scores (score ≤26 and score >26) using the median values as cutoff points. The plasma testosterone levels were measured by an ELISA kit. The level of testosterone was negatively associated with the Gensini score (r=-0.188; P=0.000). A multiple linear regression analysis revealed that testosterone was an independent risk factor for the Gensini score (β=-0.110; P=0.002) after adjusting for confounding covariates. In a multivariate logistic regression model, the severity of CAD was shown to be significantly lower in the third tertile (highest) of testosterone compared to the first tertile (lowest) of testosterone (odds ratio (OR)=0.465; 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.327-0.662; P=0.000). In this study, patients with lower testosterone levels had higher Gensini scores in a group of 803 men who underwent elective coronary angiography. Additional studies are needed to clarify the direction of causality and possible underlying mechanisms.
Li Li; Chang-Yan Guo; En-Zhi Jia; Tie-Bing Zhu; Lian-Sheng Wang; Ke-Jiang Cao; Wen-Zhu Ma; Zhi-Jian Yang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-10-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian journal of andrology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1745-7262     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian J. Androl.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-07     Completed Date:  2013-04-22     Revised Date:  2013-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100942132     Medline TA:  Asian J Androl     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  875-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, China.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Disease / blood*,  etiology,  radiography
Linear Models
Middle Aged
Regression Analysis
Testosterone / blood*
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