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Insulin sensitivity increases with testosterone therapy in men with type 2 diabetes

Insulin sensitivity increases with testosterone therapy in men with type 2 diabetes
December 1, 2015

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Testosterone treatment increased insulin sensitivity and lean body mass and decreased subcutaneous fat in men with type 2 diabetes and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, according to study findings.

“This is the first definitive evidence that testosterone is an insulin sensitizer and, hence, a metabolic hormone,” Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, an Endocrine Today Editorial Board member and chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism in the department of medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo, said in a press release.

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