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Association of low total testosterone levels and impaired blood glucose levels in middle aged men – A cross-sectional study

Priyanka Mourya, Anil Balaji Warkar.

Abstract
Background: Recent studies have shown that men with impaired glucose levels (pre-diabetes)/diabetes have lower serum total testosterone (TT) levels as compared to normoglycemic men. India has a high incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM)/pre-diabetes in the middle aged population too. Most studies have researched about the serum TT levels in elderly pre-diabetic/diabetic men, but there is lack of information about such association in middle aged men.

Aims and Objectives: These objectives of this study are to study the levels of serum TT in middle aged men with DM/pre-diabetes; to compare the serum TT levels in men with DM/ pre-diabetes with normoglycemic men; and to observe the correlation between fasting blood glucose (FBG) and serum TT, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference (WC).

Materials and Methods: It is a cross-sectional, observational study. The study subjects were 150 nonsmoking, nontobacco addict, and nonalcoholic men aged between 31 and 60 years. Anthropometric measurements, serum FBG levels, and serum TT were measured.

Results: The pre-diabetic and diabetic men had significantly low levels of serum TT as compared to non-diabetic men. Furthermore, serum TT levels correlated negatively with WC, BMI and blood sugar levels, but significant correlation was found only in the case of WC.

Conclusion: Low serum TT levels are associated with pre-diabetes as well as diabetes. Whether the association is casual or not requires prospective study.

Key words: Diabetes Mellitus; Impaired Glucose Tolerance; Pre-diabetes; Total Testosterone


 
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Mourya P, Warkar AB. Association of low total testosterone levels and impaired blood glucose levels in middle aged men – A cross-sectional study. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(5): 610-614. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04112202101112021


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Mourya P, Warkar AB. Association of low total testosterone levels and impaired blood glucose levels in middle aged men – A cross-sectional study. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(5): 610-614. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04112202101112021



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Mourya P, Warkar AB. Association of low total testosterone levels and impaired blood glucose levels in middle aged men – A cross-sectional study. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited May 02, 2022]; 12(5): 610-614. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04112202101112021



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Mourya, P. & Warkar, . A. B. (2022) Association of low total testosterone levels and impaired blood glucose levels in middle aged men – A cross-sectional study. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (5), 610-614. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04112202101112021



Turabian Style

Mourya, Priyanka, and Anil Balaji Warkar. 2022. Association of low total testosterone levels and impaired blood glucose levels in middle aged men – A cross-sectional study. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (5), 610-614. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04112202101112021



Chicago Style

Mourya, Priyanka, and Anil Balaji Warkar. "Association of low total testosterone levels and impaired blood glucose levels in middle aged men – A cross-sectional study." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 610-614. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04112202101112021



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Mourya, Priyanka, and Anil Balaji Warkar. "Association of low total testosterone levels and impaired blood glucose levels in middle aged men – A cross-sectional study." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.5 (2022), 610-614. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04112202101112021



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Mourya, P. & Warkar, . A. B. (2022) Association of low total testosterone levels and impaired blood glucose levels in middle aged men – A cross-sectional study. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (5), 610-614. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04112202101112021