High testosterone 'ups diabetes risk in women, reduces it in men'

The genetic study also links testosterone to risk of certain cancers in both sexes

Women who are genetically predisposed to produce higher levels of testosterone have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and some other cancers, UK researchers say.


And for men, naturally elevated testosterone is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, but a reduced risk of diabetes, they say.

Writing in Nature Medicine, the