Treatment for ‘Low-T’ May Pose Hazzards

Testosterone therapy in a group of veterans was found to increase the risk of mortality, heart attack, and ischemic stroke. The risk increase between those taking testosterone and those not taking it was 5.8%. This cohort included participants with and without coronary artery disease at baseline, raising a red flag about its safety. Prescriptions for testosterone have increased five-fold over 10 years, fueled largely by direct-to-consumer advertising.

PositiveTip: Falling hormone levels in both men and women is a normal part of aging, not necessarily a disease!