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Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Aug;27(4):501-7. doi: 10.1016/j.beem.2013.05.006. Epub 2013 Jun 13.

Gender aspects in type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiometabolic risk.

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Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow, 126 University Place, Glasgow G12 8TA, UK. Electronic address: naveed.sattar@glasgow.ac.uk.

Abstract

Men are well known to have a higher risk than women for cardiovascular disease. In recent years, however, studies show adult men also have higher risk for type 2 diabetes, an observation which has important clinical implications, particularly in the public health arena. This chapter explores the relevant data underlying this observation, examines potential mechanisms including life course changes in insulin resistance and role of adiposity, and discusses relevant clinical implications and solutions.

KEYWORDS:

adiposity; ectopic fat; insulin resistance; lifestyle changes; sex hormones

PMID:
24054927
DOI:
10.1016/j.beem.2013.05.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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