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Low Testosterone Linked to Chronic Diseases

Aug 21, 2018

Low Testosterone Linked to Chronic DiseasesMen with low total testosterone may be more likely to have two or more chronic diseases, according to recent research in Scientific Reports.

The association was especially strong for younger and older men, the study found.

Scientists looked at data from 2,161 men age 20 and older who were participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, an ongoing project that uses interviews and physicals to assess the health and nutrition of people living in the United States.

The men were divided into three groups based on age: 20 to 39.9 years, 40 to 59.9 years, and 60 and over.

The researchers also determined whether the men had multimorbidities – two or more chronic conditions – focusing on diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, emphysema, high levels of triglycerides, low-HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and clinical depression.

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