Open Access Research article

The effect of statins on testosterone in men and women, a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

C Mary Schooling12*, Shiu Lun Au Yeung2, Guy Freeman2 and Benjamin J Cowling2

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1 CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, 2180 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035, USA

2 Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Units 624-627, Core F, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

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BMC Medicine 2013, 11:57  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-57

Published: 28 February 2013

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Additional file 1:

Completed Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) checklist for this study. Information as to how this review was conducted.

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Studies excluded after scrutiny with reason for exclusion. A list, with references, of all the studies excluded from this meta-analysis.

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Quality assessment of the selected placebo controlled randomized controlled trials of the effects of statins on testosterone [24]. Quality assessment of each trial.

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