Diabetes and low testosterone linked to atherosclerosis

Men who have low testosterone and Type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of atherosclerosis, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

"Our study indicates a strong association between low testosterone concentration and the severity of atherosclerotic plaques as well as other key atherosclerotic markers in middle-aged men with type 2 diabetes," says researcher Dr Javier Farias of the Hospital Universitario Sanatorio Guemes in Buenos Aires.

"The results advance our understanding of the interplay between low