Men and metabolic syndrome -  a quick guide

The role of low testosterone levels in prevention of type 2 diabetes is not yet defined

A common presentation to the GP’s office is a middle-aged, or older, overweight man with multiple cardiovascular risk factors including either having, or being at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Lowered testosterone levels often accompany such a metabolic profile. The recent Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) position statement and a comprehensive systematic review of treatment of low testosterone (that is not classical hypogonadism) in men with chronic conditions provide some guidance. But there are still uncertainties