Good News And Not Good News About Testosterone Treatment
First the good news. As Deborah Kotz reports in the Boston Globe, yes, testosterone treatment can help men who are not young put muscle on. Kotz cites a 2010 study in the New England Journal of Medicine that found that men over 65 with low T who were treated with a daily testosterone gel for six months gained muscle strength and endurance compared with those who used a placebo gel. And n0w the bad news: the T group also had more heart attacks than the placebo group. Quite a few more. Kotz reports that of 209 study participants, 23 in the testosterone group had a heart attack, a blocked artery that required treatment, or died of heart problems during the study, compared with 5 in the placebo group. Read more in the Boston Globe.