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19 June 2013

Aortic stiffness is increased in patients with low testosterone levels

Arterial stiffness contributes to cardiovascular conditions that can increase the risk of mortality. Sex hormones have been suggested to play a role in vascular function and in this study the elastic properties of the aorta (the largest artery in the body) in men with low blood levels of testosterone (hypogonadism) were compared with those of a control group who naturally produce normal levels of testosterone.
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