Ein Drittel aller Männer mit Typ-2-Diabetes leidet unter Testosteron-Mangel [Allgemein]
02 Dez 04

Studie deckt weitere häufige Begleiterscheinung einer Diabetes-Erkrankung auf

Study is first to reveal hypogonadism as common complication of diabetes type 2 - Low testosterone production appears to be a common complication of type 2 diabetes in men, affecting 1 out of 3 diabetic patients, a new study has shown.

Moreover, results of the investigation show that this condition, known clinically as hypogonadism, is caused not by a defect in the testes, where testosterone is produced, but by improper functioning of the pituitary gland, which controls production of testosterone, or of the hypothalamus, the region of the brain that controls the pituitary.

"This starts a whole new story on the crucial complications of type 2 diabetes," said Paresh Dandona, M.D., senior author on the study and director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University at Buffalo and Kaleida Health, where the study was conducted.

Results of the study appear in the November issue of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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