Serum testosterone levels and arterial blood pressure in the elderly

Roberto Fogari, Paola Preti, Annalisa Zoppi, Elena Fogari, Andrea Rinaldi, Luca Corradi, Amedeo Mugellini

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between serum testosterone levels and arterial blood pressure (BP) in the elderly. We studied 356 non-diabetic, non-smoking, non-obese men aged 60 to 80 years and untreated for hypertension. All subjects were evaluated in the morning after an overnight fast. Evaluation included measurements of the following: BP (by mercury sphygmomanometer, Korotkoff I and V), body weight, height and free testosterone (T) plasma levels (by radioimmunoassay). According to the BP values, the subjects were classified as normotensives (NT; n= 112; SBP/DBP<140/90 mmHg), systolic and diastolic hypertensives (HT; n=127; SBP/DBP>140/90 mmHg), and isolated systolic hypertensives (ISH; n=117; SBP>140 mmHg and DBP

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-630
Number of pages6
JournalHypertension Research
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

Keywords

  • Blood pressure
  • Elderly
  • Testosterone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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