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Table 5 The effect of androgens on the lipid profile and other risk factors in women.

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

  Tchole HDL LDL TG Blood pressure Postload insulin G/I Diabetes
DHEA-S - [10,13,35,36] - [10,13,35,36] - [10,35,36] - [35,36] - [10,13,36] - [13] - [10] - [9,13]
FT - [10] - [10] - [10] - [19] - [10,19]   - [10] - [19]
TT - [10,13,35]
↑ [36]
- [10,13,35]
↓ [36]
- [10,35]
↑ [36]
- [35]
↑ [19,36]
- [10,13,19,36] - [13] - [10] - [13,19]
FAI - [35]
↑ [35*,36] (*patients only)
↓ [35,36] ↑ [35,36] - [35]
↑ [35*,36] (*patients only)
- [36]    
  1. Tchole = total cholesterol, TG = triglycerides, G/I = fasting glucose/insulin ratio, DHEA-S = dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, A = androstenedione, FT = free testosterone, TT = total testosterone, FAI = free androgen index, ↑ = positive correlation, ↓ = negative correlation, - = no correlation or not statistically significant correlation