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Testosterone Not Just for Fun Anymore: 3 Questions About Risk

Testosterone Not Just for Fun Anymore: 3 Questions About Risk

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The era of testosterone replacement got off on the wrong foot. In a 2013 VA study composed of 8709 men with low testosterone values, 19.9% of those not treated with replacement died after 3 years of follow-up versus 25.7% in the testosterone-replaced cohort.1 But, the cohort chosen was made up of men after they underwent coronary angiography. This was a “selective” group—already at higher risk for heart disease.

So, here are some key questions about the risks of testosterone therapy:

 

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