EFFECT OF TESTOSTERONE ON MUSCLE, BONE AND FAT

Grant number: 1017233 | Funding period: 2011 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Male sex hormone or androgen deficiency (AD) is a common, but under-diagnosed condition. AD decreases well being and contributes to muscle weakness, bone fragility and weight gain. Cutting edge technology will be used to help explain how AD may relate to these negative effects, particularly on muscle function. Given the importance of aging, frailty, osteoporosis and obesity, understanding the role of hormones in these conditions may have major implications for prevention and treatment.

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