Is testosterone treatment of older men with low testosterone levels good for the heart? Apparently not, based on a randomized clinical trial of 170 men aged 65 or older. The experimental group received testosterone gel for a year to attain youthful testosterone levels and had a 20% increase in buildup of noncalcified plaque in their coronary arteries compared to those who received a placebo gel. More research is warranted.

LifeTip: Plaque progression is not good. Older men, especially those with atherosclerosis¬†should think twice about taking “T” therapy. Watch “Reverse Heart Disease Naturally” with Dr. David DeRose for more recommendations.

Adapted from PositiveChoices.com

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