CATEGORY: Testosterone Therapy
  • Testosterone solution improves sexual drive in hypogonadism

    Normal testosterone levels were restored and sexual drive improved with once-daily testosterone solution 2% for 12 weeks in men with hypogonadism, according to study results. Researchers wrote that energy levels were improved on the Hypogonadism Energy Diary. Gerald Brock, MD, FRCSC, a professor of medicine at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, and colleagues […]

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  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy Increases Lean Muscle Mass in Older Men

    A meta-analysis of testosterone supplementation in older men found broad variations in reported increases in muscle mass and decreases in body fat. Researchers began by searching for randomized placebo-controlled trials that studied the effect of testosterone replacement therapy on body composition in older men. They excluded studies that mixed men and women, along with studies […]

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  • Testosterone therapy improves weight, metabolic profile in older men with hypogonadism

    Middle-aged and older men with hypogonadism receiving testosterone therapy lost weight and improved their HbA1c, glucose level, blood pressure and lipid profile, according to research in Clinical Endocrinology. In an observational registry study comparing men who received continuous testosterone therapy for 11 years with men who interrupted but later resumed therapy, researchers also found that […]

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  • Are men getting the testosterone treatment they need?

      According to a recent study by the New England Research Institute, one out of four men over the age of 30 have low testosterone levels. Dr. Malcolm Carruthers, founder and chief medical consultant of the Centre for Men’s Health, believes those numbers do not even begin to tell the whole story. Carruthers hopes to […]

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  • Testosterone Therapy Doesn’t Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

    Men who use testosterone replacement therapy to boost their lagging levels of the sex hormone aren’t increasing their risk of prostate cancer, says a study from NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center. An analysis of more than 250,000 Swedish men found that men who were prescribed testosterone for more […]

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  • Testosterone boost reduces hospital readmission rates for men

    Treatment to boost low testosterone in older men may prevent return trips to the hospital, according to a new Texas study, the latest evidence the controversial therapy is beneficial in properly prescribed patients. Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are reporting that the therapy reduced the risk that post-discharge complications could […]

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  • Study finds testosterone supplementation reduces heart attack risk in men with heart disease

    A new multi-year study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City shows that testosterone therapy helped elderly men with low testosterone levels and pre-existing coronary artery disease reduce their risks of major adverse cardiovascular events — including strokes, heart attacks, and death. The study showed that patients who received testosterone as […]

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  • Study provides definitive evidence that testosterone replacement makes Type 2 diabetic men more sensitive to insulin

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Men with Type 2 diabetes who have low testosterone levels can benefit significantly from testosterone treatment. That is the conclusion of University at Buffalo researchers who conducted the first randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of testosterone treatment in Type 2 diabetic men that comprehensively investigated the role of insulin resistance and inflammation, before […]

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  • New study finds testosterone replacement therapy does not increase heart risk

    A new study of generally healthy men who used testosterone replacement therapy to normalize testosterone levels has found that taking supplemental testosterone does not increase their risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke. Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City studied 1,472 men between the ages of 52 and […]

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  • UTMB Study Shows Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk

    A new population-based study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston showed for the first time that exposure to testosterone therapy over a five-year period was not associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Further, risk of high-grade prostate cancer did not increase according to the total number of testosterone injections. […]

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