T And Heart Disease
Testosterone supplement reduces heart attack risk from heart disease
SALT LAKE CITY, April 4 (UPI) — Testosterone therapy in men with low testosterone and coronary artery disease can lower the risk for strokes, heart attacks and death, according to researchers.
Increasing testosterone levels lowered the risk for adverse health events, researchers at Intermountain Medical Center found in a study presented April 3 at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session.
Patients given a placebo were 80 percent more likely to have an adverse health event. After one year, 64 patients not treated with testosterone had events, while just 12 participants with moderate testosterone doses and nine with high doses had cardiovascular events. After three years, 125 non-testosterone patients had major cardiovascular events, compared to 38 medium-dose and 22 high-dose patients.
While totally expected by BarekMed, it is nice to see the more conservative community in medicine starting to get it.
It is only a start for them as evidenced by this:
“Although this study indicates that hypo-androgenic men with coronary artery disease might actually be protected by testosterone replacement, this is an observational study that doesn’t provide enough evidence to justify changing treatment recommendations,” Dr. Brent Muhlestein, co-director of cardiovascular research at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.