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July 12, 2006

Endogenous Sex Hormones and Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;296(2):168-170. doi:10.1001/jama.296.2.168

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.