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Low sex hormone-binding globulin is associated with hypertension: a cross-sectional study in a Swedish population


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Title: Low sex hormone-binding globulin is associated with hypertension: a cross-sectional study in a Swedish population
Authors: Daka, Bledar
Rosen, Thord
Jansson, Per Anders
Larsson, Charlotte A
Råstam, Lennart
Lindblad, Ulf
Issue Date: 18-Apr-2013
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Organization: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Gothenburg, PO Box 454, Gothenburg SE-405 30, Sweden
Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 2013 Apr 18;13(1):30
Abstract: Abstract Background The aim of this study was to investigate the association of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) and hypertension in a Swedish population. Methods The study is based on a random sample of a Swedish population of men and women aged 30–74 years (n=2,816). Total testosterone, oestradiol and SHBG were measured in 2,782 participants. Free androgen index was then calculated according to the formula FAI=100 × (Total test... more
ISBN: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2261-13-30
Description: © 2013 Daka et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/33159
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