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Table 3 An overview of the statistically significant negative correlations from various recent study results regarding the effects of endogenous androgen levels on carotid IMT measurements in men.

From: The effects of endogenous and exogenous androgens on cardiovascular disease risk factors and progression

Study Subjects DHEA DHEA-S FT TT
Kiechl et al, 2000 [9] 371 men   -   
Van de Beld et al, 2003 [12] 403 elderly men - -   SS
  - 139 with CVD - -   SS
  - 263 without CVD - -   SS
Muller et al, 2004 [14] 195 elderly men    SS -
De Pergola et al, 2003 [22] 127 overweight and obese young men    SS  
Makinen et al, 2005 [23] 96 andropausal and 140 normal elderly men     SS
Yang et al, 2005 [24] 70 elderly men (38 cases and 32 controls)    SS -
Svartberg et al, 2006 [25] 1482 men with or without CVD   - - SS
  1. DHEA = dehydroepiandrosterone, DHEA-S = dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, FT = free testosterone, TT = total testosterone, SS = statistically significant, - = no correlation or not-statistically significant correlation