Jul 11, 2021, 10:02PM ISTSource: ANI
According to the findings of new research, supplementing testosterone significantly reduces heart attacks and strokes in men with unnaturally low levels of the hormone. The ten-year study presented at the European Association of Urology congress involved over 800 men from Germany and Qatar with testosterone deficiency, whose family history, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diabetes, or weight put them at high risk of heart attack or stroke. Only men with testosterone levels below normal, who also displayed symptoms of low testosterone, such as low mood, decreased appetite, depression, erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, or weight gain, were included in the research. Just over half of the men opted for long-term testosterone replacement therapy, enabling the researchers to compare this group to those whose condition was left untreated. All the men were encouraged to make lifestyle changes, in terms of diet, alcohol, smoking and exercise, to improve their cardiovascular health.