Studies Suggest Testosterone Risks May Be Overstated
Finally we find a recent study suggesting that testosterone risks in older men may well have been overstated. The benefits of testosterone replacement therapy cited here are pretty impressive. There were several improvements in metabolic parameters such as blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels and fasting blood sugar to name a few. Body weight dropped significantly and erectile function clearly improved.
Moreover, there was no increase in cardiovascular events,such as heart attacks, TIAs or strokes in the men receiving such therapy.
This is not surprising to me and numerous physicians practicing anti-aging medicine today. I have been a spoken advocate for this therapy in the proper patient for quite some time. I have vehemently contested some of the deeply flawed studies that showed unfavorable results back in 2013 and 2014. (see both my written blog and video blog on this subject at: heartwise.com)
There is still work that needs to be done with additional research, but this is a great start.