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    How is testosterone being used to treat type 2 diabetes?

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    Dr Stephen Leow

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    There is currently a trial in Adelaide looking at preventing diabetes using testosterone. The link between lifestyle, particularly exercise and diet, and diabetes is well established. Testosterone increases muscle mass (and ?reduces the percentage of fat) and would (hopefully) increase activity. This would then be of benefit in reducing diabetes. This is a trial and the results should be published in due course, so whether testosterone does help diabetes is still contentious.

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