Association between serum inhibin-B levels and coronary artery disease in aging males

Kocoglu H., ALAN C., ÜLKER ÇAKIR D., Malkoc E., Cosansu K., Kinlmaz B., ...More

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.9, no.5, pp.796-801, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/aoms.2013.34410
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.796-801
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Atherosclerosis is a systemic disorder. It is a frequent leading cause of coronary artery disease (CAD). Similarly, atherosclerotic vascular alterations could lead to testicular arterial blood flow reduction and impairment of testicular function with age. Inhibin-B has been validated as a valuable serum marker of testicular functions and its correlation with testicular volume was shown in some studies done before. The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between serum inhibin-B levels and CAD in elderly men.