Men given a testosterone gel were more honest than men given a placebo gel. Though the results of this experiment were not statistically significant, they were when combined with a similar study.
South African track star Caster Semenya is in the middle of a controversy that she had no part in making. Her testosterone levels are naturally very high, and the International Association of Athletics Federations won't let her run certain races unless she takes medication to lower her testosterone. Should she have to take performance detracting drugs?
A new study of older American men with low testosterone levels, and some symptoms of it, benefited from testosterone supplementation. Not all the studied parameters improved, but most did, including sexual function.
The ads are all over TV men suffering from low T or low testosterone can boost their levels and improve a variety of macho attributes by using one of several types of testosterone supplements. But according to the FDA, this may not be such a great idea.
FDA bans marketing of testosterone for non-specific symptoms, concerned about possible heart effects
FDA pulls rug out from under low-T therapy: testosterone prescriptions can no longer be given for vague symptoms more consistent with aging than with actual illness.
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According to information in a recent study, the data on the effects of testosterone injections on men s cardiovascular health have been mixed, with some reports finding an increased risk of heart attack (MI) and stroke, and others not doing so.
A large population study suggests men should tread carefully when it comes to testosterone treatments as the therapies have been linked to an increased risk of cardiac problems. But questions remain whether the drug or behavior change is to blame.
A fairly large, retrospective study of almost 8,000 VA male patients who had a coronary arterial study and had low testosterone levels, found that those men who got supplemental testosterone had a 30% increase rate of CVD events, compared to those men who did not get testosterone treatment.
Falling levels of testosterone are often blamed for some of the changes middle-aged men may see, such as larger waistlines, smaller muscles and decreased sex-drive.