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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048765/ageratum-conyzoides-l-inhibits-5-alpha-reductase-gene-expression-in-human-prostate-cells-and-reduces-symptoms-of-benign-prostatic-hypertrophy-in-otherwise-healthy-men-in-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-study
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Matthew Detering, Elizabeth Steels, Sundar Rao Koyyalamudi, Elena Allifranchini, Elena Bocchietto, Luis Vitetta
A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial assessed the efficacy and safety of Ageratum conyzoides in treating benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). In this study, 109 men with medically diagnosed BPH, aged 41-76 years, were administered the investigational product, A. conyzoides extract at a dose of 250 mg/d or placebo, q.d. for 12 weeks. The primary outcome measures were the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), daily urinary frequency and safety evaluations. The secondary outcome measures were testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, oestradiol, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) and cortisol levels, and prostate specific antigen (PSA), lipids, blood glucose, the Aging Male's Symptom (AMS) Score and sexual function assessed by Derogatis Interview for Sexual Functioning-Self Report (DISF-SR)...
October 19, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047156/cyclophosphamide-induced-male-subfertility-in-mice-an-assessment-of-the-potential-benefits-of-maca-supplement
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A Y Onaolapo, B P Oladipo, O J Onaolapo
Effects of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) on cyclophosphamide (CYP)-induced gonadal toxicity in male mice were investigated. Mice were assigned to six treatment groups: Vehicle control, CYP control, CYP plus oral Maca (500 or 1,000 mg/kg), and oral Maca (500 or 1,000 mg/kg). CYP was administered via the intraperitoneal route (days 1-2), while vehicle or Maca were administered daily for 28 days. On day 28, half of the animals in each group were either sacrificed or paired with age-matched females for fertility assessment...
October 18, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046289/a-novel-model-to-predict-positive-prostate-biopsy-based-on-serum-androgen-level
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Takeshi Ujike, Motohide Uemura, Atsunari Kawashima, Akira Nagahara, Kazutoshi Fujita, Yasushi Miyagawa, Norio Nonomura
Circulating levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and testosterone are widely used for detection of prostate cancer prior to prostate biopsy; however both remain controversial. Effective screening strategies based on quantitative factors could help avoid unnecessary biopsies. Here, we sought to clarify the predictive value of free testosterone (FT) versus total testosterone (TT) in identifying patients likely to have positive biopsies. This study aims to develop a novel model for predicting positive prostate biopsy based on serum androgen levels...
October 18, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044613/effect-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-on-the-contractile-properties-of-type-i-and-type-ii-skeletal-muscle-fibres-in-men-with-non-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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C R Lamboley, H Xu, T L Dutka, E D Hanson, A Hayes, J A Violet, R M Murphy, G D Lamb
The contractile properties of vastus lateralis muscle fibres were examined in prostate cancer (PrCa) patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and in age- and activity-matched healthy male subjects (Control). Mechanically-skinned muscle fibres were exposed to a sequence of heavily Ca(2+) -buffered solutions at progressively higher free [Ca(2+) ] to determine their force-Ca(2+) relationship. Ca(2+) -sensitivity was decreased in both type I and type II muscle fibres of ADT subjects relative to Controls (by -0...
October 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044581/women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-demonstrate-worsening-markers-of-cardiovascular-risk-over-the-short-term-despite-declining-hyperandrogenaemia-results-of-a-longitudinal-study-with-community-controls
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Heather G Huddleston, Molly M Quinn, Chia-Ning Kao, Nikolaus Lenhart, Mitchell P Rosen, Marcelle I Cedars
OBJECTIVE: To compare age-associated changes in cardiovascular risk markers in lean and obese reproductive-aged women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with community controls DESIGN: Longitudinal study at an academic medical centre. PATIENTS: Patients diagnosed with PCOS by 2004 Rotterdam criteria in a multi-disciplinary clinic were systematically enrolled from 2006-2014 in a PCOS cohort study and subsequently agreed to participate in a longitudinal study. The comparison controls were from the prospective, longitudinal Ovarian Aging (OVA) study, which consists of healthy women with regular menstrual cycles recruited from 2006 to 2011...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044447/relationship-between-androgen-deficiency-and-memory-impairment-in-aging-and-alzheimer-8217-s-disease
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Graciela Jiménez-Rubio, José J Herrera-Pérez, Olivia T Hernández-Hernández, Lucía Martínez-Mota
Aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are associated with a declination of cognition and memory, whose severity increases in AD. Recent investigations point to a greater participation of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) than that of senile plaques, as responsible for cognitive impairment in AD and normal aging. On the other hand, aging is related with reduced levels of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate (DHEA-S) as well as testosterone (T). Basic and clinical studies give evidence that hypoandrogenism is associated with memory impairment...
September 2017: Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042425/cardiovascular-and-metabolic-consequences-of-testosterone-supplements-in-young-and-old-male-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats-implications-for-testosterone-supplements-in-men
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Carolina Dalmasso, Chetan N Patil, Licy L Yanes Cardozo, Damian G Romero, Rodrigo O Maranon
BACKGROUND: The safety of testosterone supplements in men remains unclear. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that in young and old male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), long-term testosterone supplements increase blood pressure and that the mechanism is mediated in part by activation of the renin-angiotensin system. METHODS AND RESULTS: In untreated males, serum testosterone exhibited a sustained decrease after 5 months of age, reaching a nadir by 18 to 22 months of age...
October 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040530/the-prevalence-of-type-2-diabetes-is-not-increased-in-normal-weight-women-with-pcos
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Rasa Pelanis, Jan Roar Mellembakken, Inger Sundström-Poromaa, Pernille Ravn, Laure Morin-Papunen, Juha S Tapanainen, Terhi Piltonen, Johanna Puurunen, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Peter Fedorcsak, Marianne Andersen, Dorte Glintborg
STUDY QUESTION: Is oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) needed in all women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY QNSWER: OGTT is not routinely needed in women with PCOS and BMI < 25 kg/m2. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: PCOS is associated with insulin resistance and increased prevalence of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes (T2D) which is closely linked to obesity and possibly age, ethnicity and PCOS phenotype. Several guidelines recommend OGTT upon diagnosis of PCOS and during follow-up...
September 29, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040227/testosterone-supplementation-and-retinal-vascular-disease
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Vaidehi S Dedania, David N Zacks, Wei Pan, Brian L VanderBeek
PURPOSE: To determine whether testosterone supplementation is associated with retinal artery occlusion (RAO) or retinal vein occlusion (RVO). METHODS: Retrospective matched cohort study using data from a large national U.S. insurance database. The testosterone cohort consisted of all male patients who filled a prescription for testosterone from 2000 to 2013. Five controls were matched on age (±3 years), sex, race, and similar time in plan (±3 months) for every exposed patient...
October 13, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033885/emotions-and-steroid-secretion-in-aging-men-a-multi-study-report
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Andreas Walther, Patricia Waldvogel, Emilou Noser, Jessica Ruppen, Ulrike Ehlert
Although aging increases the risk of cognitive and socioemotional deterioration, it has also been shown to be accompanied by an increase in experienced positive emotions and a decrease in negative emotions. Steroid hormones and age-related alterations in secretion patterns have been suggested to play a crucial role in these age-related changes in emotional experience. Importantly, previous studies identified effects of neuroactive hormones on age-related alterations in emotional experience, which vary by sex and depression levels...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031192/growth-and-endocrine-function-in-children-with-dravet-syndrome
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Krista Eschbach, Sharon Scarbro, Elizabeth Juarez-Colunga, Victoria Allen, Stephanie Hsu, Kelly Knupp
PURPOSE: Dravet syndrome is an intractable childhood epilepsy syndrome most often associated with an SCN1A mutation. In our clinical practice, several patients with Dravet syndrome were noted to have short stature and endocrine dysfunction. This has not been reported in the literature. Our study aim was to describe growth measurements and endocrine abnormalities in children with Dravet syndrome. METHOD: A retrospective chart review was performed at a single institution...
September 29, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030588/impaired-branched-chain-amino-acid-metabolism-may-underlie-the-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-like-pathology-of-neonatal-testosterone-treated-female-rats
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Álvaro Anzai, Rodrigo R Marcondes, Thiago H Gonçalves, Kátia C Carvalho, Manuel J Simões, Natália Garcia, José M Soares, Vasantha Padmanabhan, Edmund C Baracat, Ismael D C G da Silva, Gustavo A R Maciel
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is frequently associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but the mechanisms involved in the development of NAFLD in PCOS are not well known. We investigated histological changes and metabolomic profile in the liver of rat models of PCOS phenotype induced by testosterone or estradiol. Two-day old female rats received sc injections of 1.25 mg testosterone propionate (Testos; n = 10), 0.5 mg estradiol benzoate (E2; n = 10), or vehicle (control group, CNT; n = 10)...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029242/germ-cell-neoplasia-in-situ-and-preserved-fertility-despite-suppressed-gonadotropins-in-a-patient-with-testotoxicosis
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Li Juel Mortensen, Martin Blomberg Jensen, Peter Christiansen, Ann-Margrethe Rønholt, Anne Jørgensen, Hanne Frederiksen, John E Nielsen, Anand C Loya, Birgitte Grønkær Toft, Niels E Skakkebæk, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Anders Juul
Context: Testotoxicosis is an autosomal dominant, male-limited disorder. Activating mutations in the Luteinizing Hormone Receptor gene (LHCGR) cause high autonomous testosterone secretion resulting in early-onset peripheral precocious puberty. Little is known about long-term consequences of testotoxicosis. Case Description: We present a rare case of a patient followed for 25 years with two remarkable outcomes; preserved fertility and germ cell neoplasia in situ (GCNIS)...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026762/correlation-of-vitamin-d-with-metabolic-parameters-in-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Arun Kumar, Satish Barki, Vinod Raghav, Ashutosh Chaturvedi, K V S Hari Kumar
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and hypovitaminosis D are the two most common endocrine disorders in young women leading to many adverse metabolic consequences. We evaluated the correlation of 25-hydroxy Vitamin D (25OHD) with metabolic parameters and insulin resistance in PCOS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 100 PCOS patients (age 18-40 years, duration >6 months) serially, in this cross-sectional study. We excluded patients with past use of insulin sensitizers and hormone therapy...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026487/seasonal-variations-and-correlations-between-vitamin-d-and-total-testosterone-levels
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Moo-Yeol Sim, Soo-Hyun Kim, Kwang-Min Kim
BACKGROUND: Some studies have provided evidence for a possible association between vitamin D and testosterone levels; however, the evidence from studies in Koreans is inconsistent. In addition, insufficient evidence is available to support an association between seasonal variations in vitamin D and testosterone levels in Koreans. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the association between vitamin D and testosterone levels, and between seasonal variations in these levels in Korean men. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 1,559 men, aged 25-86 years, who underwent a medical examination...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025356/associations-between-sleep-deprivation-and-salivary-testosterone-levels-in-male-university-students-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Mahmoud Suleiman Abu-Samak, Beisan Ali Mohammad, May Ibrahim Abu-Taha, Luai Zidan Hasoun, Shady Helmi Awwad
Sleep deprivation is a common health problem that is growing rapidly worldwide and it is associated with short- and long-term impacts on health. The aim of this study was to detect potential predictors of salivary testosterone (sT) association with sleep deprivation in Arab male university students. In this prospective cohort study, 77 university male students in the age range of 18 to 26 years were divided into two groups, sleep-deprived (SD) participants and non-sleep-deprived (NSD) participants. Sleep deprivation was defined as sleeping less than 5 hr per night...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025355/a-content-analysis-of-testosterone-websites-sex-muscle-and-male-age-related-thematic-differences
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Nicholas Ivanov, Jimmy Vuong, Peter B Gray
Male testosterone supplementation is a large and growing industry. How is testosterone marketed to male consumers online? The present exploratory study entailed a content coding analysis of the home pages of 49 websites focused on testosterone supplementation for men in the United States. Four hypotheses concerning anticipated age-related differences in content coding were also tested: more frequent longevity content toward older men, and more frequent social dominance/physical formidability, muscle, and sex content toward younger men...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024156/relationships-between-the-second-to-fourth-digit-ratio-2d-4d-and-game-related-statistics-in-semi-professional-female-basketball-players
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Makailah Dyer, Sandra E Short, Martin Short, John T Manning, Grant R Tomkinson
OBJECTIVE: Digit ratio (2D:4D) is a negative correlate of sports performance, although this relationship may be weak in open-skill sports such as basketball. The primary aim was to quantify relationships between 2D:4D and game-related statistics in semi-professional female basketball players. The secondary aim was to quantify the differences in mean 2D:4Ds between players based on their position in the starting lineup. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, 64 female basketball players who competed in the South Australian Premier League were measured in-season for height, mass, and 2D:4D, with game-related statistics collected end-season...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023325/performance-and-health-related-characteristics-of-male-athletes-using-marijuana
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Jonathon K Lisano, Jeremy D Smith, Alissa B Mathias, Matt Christensen, Peter Smoak, Kristina T Phillips, Colin J Quinn, Laura K Stewart
The influence of chronic marijuana use on the performance and health of physically active individuals has yet to be fully elucidated. The purpose of this study was to explore pulmonary function, aerobic and anaerobic fitness, strength, serum testosterone, cortisol, C-reactive protein (CRP), Δ-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC), 11-nor-9-carboxy-Δ-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC-COOH), and 11-hydroxy-Δ-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC-OH) concentrations in a physically active population either using or not using marijuana...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020729/diagnosing-and-managing-androgen-deficiency-in-men
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Raveen Kaur Sandher, Jonathan Aning
Androgens play a crucial role in bone, muscle and fat metabolism, erythropoiesis and cognitive health. In men aged 40-79 years the incidence of biochemical deficiency and symptomatic hypogonadism is 2.1-5.7%. Decreased libido or reduced frequency and quality of erections, fatigue, irritability, infertility or a diminished feeling of wellbeing may be presenting complaints. However, a significant proportion of men with androgen deficiency will be identified when they present for unrelated concerns. Important factors to elicit from the history in addition to the presenting complaint include: a medical history of obesity, type 2 diabetes, systemic diseases or metabolic syndrome which all impact on testosterone physiology...
April 2017: Practitioner
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