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      Role of Adrenal Androgens in the Development of Arteriosclerosis as Judged by Pulse Wave Velocity and Calcification of the Aorta

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          To evaluate the role of adrenal androgens in the development of arteriosclerosis, serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), aortic calcification and pulse wave velocity (PWV) were measured in 69 males and 119 females without overt cardiovascular disease. The steroids decreased with age in both sexes, and the reduction was significantly steeper in younger (≤40 years) than in older ( > 40 years) subjects only in females. When adjusted for age, the steroids were significantly lower in subjects with aortic calcification than in those without it, and the PWV was significantly slower in the latter. Adrenal androgens appear to retard the development and/or progression of arteriosclerosis.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1992
          1992
          12 November 2008
          : 80
          : 5-6
          : 332-338
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Geriatrics, Endocrinology and Metabolism, School of Medicine, Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan; bShinonoi General Hospital, Nagano, Japan
          Article
          175022 Cardiology 1992;80:332–338
          10.1159/000175022
          1451120
          © 1992 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 7
          Categories
          General Cardiology

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