Testosterone Revisited: 6 New Degrees of Separation

March 1, 2017
Leo Robert
Leo Robert

The primary male sex hormone connects with a variety of health factors, and therapy could have positive effects. A quick look at 6 new studies.

Testosterone levels decrease as men age, and the lower testosterone levels in older men may contribute to a variety of symptoms and conditions. Earlier studies of testosterone treatment have produced inconclusive results, but some very recent studies suggest that testosterone treatment for older men with low testosterone levels could have beneficial effects.Scroll through the slides above for the latest findings. Find links to studies/abstracts below.Testosterone Lowers Cardiovascular Risks (JAMA Internal Med)Higher Hemoglobin in Older Men with Anemia (JAMA Internal Med) Treatment Boosts Bone Density, Strength in Older Men (JAMA Internal Med)No Help for Cognitive Function (JAMA)Testosterone Gel Builds Coronary Artery Plaque Volume (JAMA)Older Men Realize Other Testosterone Benefits (NEJM)