Low Testosterone: MI Association

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Bledar Daka MD, PhD-student.
University of Gothenburg in Sweden

MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings of your study?

Answer: The main finding of our study was that low testosterone levels were associated with MI in both men and women but the association was stronger in men with type 2 diabetes.

This finding was in concert with findings that could associate the CVD death with low levels of testosterone especially in elder men.

MedicalResearch.com: Were any of the findings surprising?

Answer:  What we were surprised of was the strong association in men with diabetes which brought us to the conclusion that measurements of testosterone in men with type 2 diabetes will give more information in the assessment of MI risk.

MedicalResearch.com: What further research do you recommend as a result of this report?

Answer:  A limitation of the study was that the sample was not large. Larger prospective studies on the effect of testosterone concentrations in subjects with type 2 diabetes studying cardiovascular outcomes are needed.


European Association for the Study of Diabetes
Source reference: Daka B, et al “Low concentrations of testosterone predict acute myocardial infarction in men with type 2 diabetes mellitus” EASD 2013; Abstract 11.