“T” Therapy May Speed Up Atherosclerosis

Is testosterone treatment of older men with low testosterone levels good for the heart? Apparently not, based on a randomized clinical trial of 170 men aged 65 or older. The experimental group received testosterone gel for a year to attain youthful testosterone levels and had a 20% increase in buildup of noncalcified plaque in their coronary…

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All Testosterone Products Carry VTE Risk

"T" (short for testosterone) gets a lot of press today, with millions of men taking some form of supplement. Because of an increasing number of reports of blood clots in testosterone users, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now requiring label changes on approved products to warn of increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) unrelated to…

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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…

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