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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Low testosterone levels may herald rheumatoid arthritis in men
Sex hormones are thought to play a part in the development of rheumatoid arthritis, and both men and women with the condition tend to have lower levels of testosterone in their blood than healthy people. But it is not clear whether this is a contributory factor or a consequence of the disease.