Androgen effect on insulin action and glucose metabolism

Robert A. Rizza

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Our understanding of the effect of androgens on insulin action and glucose metabolism is incomplete. Data derive from several different models and methods, and the limitations of each must be considered. Results suggest that in humans, low-dose testosterone (replacement dosages) may increase insulin action; high-dose testosterone (supplemental or pharmacologie dosages) decreases insulin action; and dehydroepiandrosterone appears to have no effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S61-S64
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Issue numberSUPPL.
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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