Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: In their systematic review and meta-analysis, Dr Ding and colleagues1 present compelling evidence and arguments for the importance of sex hormones in the development of diabetes and discuss the many studies documenting a relationship between testosterone and diabetes. They describe the paucity of data relating estradiol to diabetes. Estradiol, however, may also have an important relationship with diabetes.
Phillips GB. Endogenous Sex Hormones and Type 2 Diabetes Risk. JAMA. 2006;296(2):168-170. doi:10.1001/jama.296.2.168