Regardless of gender, patients with elevated serum testosterone levels were less likely to have current asthma, according to research presented at AAAAI 2019.

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Researchers of this cross-sectional study sought to examine whether serum testosterone had an inverse correlation with current asthma prevalence.

Data were extracted from the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey database and serum testosterone levels and asthma history were evaluated in 7584 patients aged 1 to 80 years old. Of the total study population, 601 patients were identified with current asthma; patients were further stratified by age and gender. Adjusting for demographic variables, logistic regression analysis was used to determine the association between serum testosterone and the prevalence of current asthma.