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Table 6 Linking androgen levels with obesity and body fat distribution

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

  BMI WHR BF
  Men Women Men Women Men Women
DHEA ↓ [13,34]   ↓ [34]    
DHEA-S ↓ [34] - [13]
↓ [10]
- [13]
↓ [34]
- [10]
↓ [13]
  
A   ↓ [10]   ↓ [10]   
FT ↓ [22] - [10]   - [10] ↓ [22]  
TT ↓ [8,11–13,25] - [10]
↓ [13]
- [13] - [10,13] ↓ [11]  
FAI ↓ [11]    ↑ [37] ↓ [11]  
  1. BMI = Body Mass Index, WHR = Waist-to-Hip Ratio, BF = Body Fat mass, DHEA = dehydroepiandrosterone, 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