THE RELATION BETWEEN METABOLIC SYNDROME AND TESTOSTERONE LEVEL

  • Prashant Goel
  • Amorin R. Popa
Keywords: metabolic syndrome, testosterone, obesity, hypogonadism, insulin resistance

Abstract

Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that increases the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The most important pathogenic factors for metabolic syndrome are insulin resistance and obesity. The clinical presentation of this syndrome results from its influence on glucose and fat metabolism. Testosterone deficiency has a prevalence of up to 50% in men with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus. A low level of testosterone is a factor for cardiovascular diseases and predictor of metabolic syndrome and, on the other hand, the components of metabolic syndrome can lead to low testosterone. This article reveals the bidirectional link between low testosterone level or hypogonadism and metabolic syndrome.

Published
2018-03-15
How to Cite
Goel, Prashant, and Amorin Popa. 2018. “THE RELATION BETWEEN METABOLIC SYNDROME AND TESTOSTERONE LEVEL”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 25 (1), 109-14. http://rjdnmd.org/index.php/RJDNMD/article/view/466.
Section
Review Articles