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Low testosterone may increase risk of diabetes

4th May 2012

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have suggested that men with low levels of testosterone could be at greater risk of developing diabetes.

Their study, funded by Diabetes UK, found low testosterone levels are linked to a resistance to insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels, and provides evidence of increased risk even when body mass is not affected. Dr Kerry McInnes, from the university’s endocrinology unit, said the study showed that low testosterone was a risk factor for diabetes no matter how much a person weighed.


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