Are Testosterone Supplements Good Or Bad? Answer To Come, Someday
The decades-long debate about whether testosterone supplements are good for your health or bad for your health finally has an answer from the Food and Drug Administration: they don’t know. HealthDay reports on an FDA posting, released in advance of a public meeting to discuss the benefits and risks of treatments to boost men’s testosterone levels, that concludes with this: “The need to replace testosterone in these older men remains debatable.” The meeting will discuss the implications of two recent studies that found higher rates of heart problems in men taking testosterone drugs. One study found that older men taking the drugs had a 30 percent higher risk of stroke, heart attack and death, while the other study concluded that testosterone therapy doubled the risk of heart attack in men 65 and older with an existing heart condition. Yes, more research is needed.