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Could testosterone therapy help men live longer?


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Could testosterone therapy help men live longer?

Published on 17th Aug 2015

Published on 17th August 2015

When it comes to men's bodies, testosterone is a marker of youth. Levels of the sex hormone tend to peak during the teen years through early adulthood and then decline gradually as men age. The consequences of this loss can be harsh: sleep disturbances, physical changes from increased body fat and reduced muscles to hair loss, reduced sexual desire.

Now a study on 83,000 veterans provides some evidence that avoiding such symptoms of aging by replacing testosterone can work. In a study published in the European Heart Journal, researchers found that patients with low testosterone levels who received testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) could be at lower risk for heart attack or stroke.

Read more @ Washington Post