Gonadal status and physical performance in older men

Marcello Maggio, Gian Paolo Ceda, Fulvio Lauretani, Stefania Bandinelli, Earl Jeffrey Metter, Jack M. Guralnik, Shehzad Basaria, Chiara Cattabiani, Michele Luci, Elisabetta Dall'Aglio, Alessandro Vignali, Riccardo Volpi, Giorgio Valenti, Luigi Ferrucci

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Abstract

Objective. To test the relationship between gonadal status and objective measures and determinants of physical performance in older men and their determinants. Methods. The study included 455 ≥ 65 year older men of InCHIANTI study, Italy, with complete data on testosterone levels, hand grip strength, cross-sectional muscle area (CSMA), short physical performance battery (SPPB). Linear models were used to test the relationship between gonadal status and determinants of physical performance. Results. Three different groups of older men were created: (1) severely hypogonadal (N = 23), total testosterone levels ≤230ng /dl; (2) moderately hypogonadal (N = 88), total testosterone >230 and

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-47
Number of pages6
JournalAging Male
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • older men
  • physical performance
  • Testosterone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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