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