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Low Testosterone Levels in Men May Signal Arthritis Risk

Low testosterone levels in men may be an indication of future development of rheumatoid arthritis, a painful inflammatory disorder that primarily affects joints, a study found.

Men who had lower levels of the sex hormone in their blood were more likely to develop the disorder, according to the study, published on the Annals of the Rheumatic Disease’s website. The findings suggest that hormonal changes precede the onset of rheumatoid arthritis and influence its severity, the Swedish researchers found.