Testosterone — the New Male Miracle Medicine

A casual perusal of night time television, the sports channels, or the masculine adventure channels will reveal a plethora of ads for testosterone therapy for men who think they have low “T” (testosterone). While twenty-five percent of the males over age 45 have lower than normal testosterone levels, only a small segment of these males…

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Soy Safe in Men with Low Testosterone

There has been some concern that use of soy products might lower male testosterone levels due to the phytoestrogens mimicking testosterone in the body. However, researchers reported a randomized trial where men 55-70 years old with low testosterone levels ate soy protein bars with or without soy phytoestrogens. Results demonstrated there was no risk and in fact…

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“T” May Not Be Good for the Heart

On this day of hearts, new information questions the safety of testosterone or "T" supplements. A large observational study compared those who received prescriptions for "T" with those who took Cialis (sildenafil and tadalafil). In younger patients with previous myocardial infarctions (MIs), and in older patients without a history of MI, the rate of MI was…

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