EFFECT OF SEX STEROIDS INFLAMMATION, ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS ON CARDIOMETABOLIC DISEASE RISK IN MEN.

Grant number: 627227 | Funding period: 2010 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

Heart disease is more frequent and occurs at an earlier age in men than women. The reason is unknown. Apart from obesity and associated disturbances of metabolism, changes in sex hormones such as testosterone, together with the effects of inflammation may be important, and may in turn be affected by environment, lifestyle behaviours, and stress. To untangle these relationships, we will use cutting edge technology, in a large sample of men, in partnership with other international scientists.

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