The Intermountain Medical Center Heart St. Louis in Murray, Utah presented their recently complete clinical study of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Study results show that men who receive testosterone replacement therapy are not at increased risk of suffering a significant adverse cardiac event, such as a stroke or heart attack. The IMCHI study included 5,695 men between the ages of 53 and 71 whose beginning testosterone levels were diagnosed as clinically low.
Following the clinical study, the men studied were separated into three categories: continued low testosterone (below 212 ng/dl), normal level of testosterone (212 to 742 ng/dl), and clinically high testosterone (>742 ng/dl). Subsequent studying revealed that the men who were supplemented with TRT to at least a normal level of testosterone experienced a 45% decreased risk of death, nonfatal heart attack, and stroke.
There are recent concerns from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the safety of testosterone replacement therapy products and the health of aging men. Although studies show that low testosterone levels can increase cardiovascular risk, there is no definitive evidence yet to suggest that testosterone supplementation carries the same risk. Lead study researcher Jeffrey Anderson, MD, said, “With this study we are getting closer to defining the true associations between testosterone treatment and cardiovascular risks or benefits.”
The Low T St. Louis is committed to studying the impact of testosterone replacement therapy on aging men. Low testosterone can affect several crucial areas of your life, including everyday concentration for work to your sex life. Don’t let low testosterone take away your best life possible!
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