Testosterone Therapy May Lower Risk Of Heart Disease

heart 042712 28Oct13

Men who receive therapy for testosterone deficiency may be putting themselves at a lower risk for cardiovascular disease, according to research conducted at the Boston University School of Medicine. The study, published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice, noted that testosterone treatment helps restore normal lipid profiles.

The team also found that men who were treated with testosterone had significant reductions in blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic), indicating an improvement in hypertension.

"These data are congruent with our previous work in which we reported that long-term testosterone resulted in a gradual decline in weight and waist circumference and strongly suggests that testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men may prove useful in reducing the risk of cardiometabolic diseases," said lead author Abdulmaged M. Traish.

In the study, researchers examined the effects of testosterone treatment in 255 testosterone deficient men (aged 33 to 69) over a five-year period.

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