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Study: Testosterone Therapy Does Not Raise Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke in Healthy Men

Dec 24, 2015

Study: Testosterone Therapy Does Not Raise Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke in Healthy MenHealthy men on testosterone supplementation therapy are not at increased risk for heart attack or stroke, according to new research.

In fact, testosterone might reduce such risk in these men.

Testosterone is an important hormone that contributes much to a man’s masculinity. It’s responsible for his deeper voice, facial hair, and muscle mass. It’s also critical for his sex drive and ability to get erections.

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Study: testosterone therapy does not raise risk for heart attack and stroke in healthy men. (Click to tweet)

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As men get older, their testosterone levels start to gradually decline. Men may start to lose interest in sex. Some feel fatigue, weak, and moody. A doctor might prescribe supplementation therapy to bring testosterone levels back to normal.

However, there have been concerns about the safety of testosterone in light of heart health. Some studies have found an increased risk of heart attack and stroke for men on testosterone. Other studies have found no connection.

Researchers from the Intermountain Heart Institute in Salt Lake City decided to study this further.

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