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Adverse Effects of Testosterone Therapy in Adult Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 5th, 2018

Context: The risks of testosterone therapy in men remain poorly understood. Objective: The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analyses of testosterone trials to evaluate the adverse effects of testosterone ... Adverse Effects of Testosterone Therapy in Adult Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis M. Mercè Fernández-Balsells, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Melanie Lane, Juliana F. Lampropulos, Felipe Albuquerque, Rebecca J. Mullan, Neera Agrwal, Mohamed B. Elamin, Juan F. Gallegos-Orozco, Amy T. Wang, Patricia J. Erwin, Shalender Bhasin, and Victor M. Montori Address all correspondence and requests for reprints to: Victor M. Montori, M.D., M.Sc., Mayo Clinic, W18A, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905. E-mail: montori.victor@mayo.edu. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1210/jc.2009-2575 Received: December 03, 2009 Accepted: March 19, 2010 Published Online: July 02, 2013 Abstract Context: The risks of testosterone therapy in men remain poorly understood. Objective: The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analyses of testosterone trials to evaluate the adverse effects of testosterone treatment in men. Data Sources: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane CENTRAL from 2003 through August 2008. Review of reference lists and contact with experts further identified candidate studies. Study Selection: Eligible studies were comparative, randomized, and nonrandomized and … Read more »

Testosterone Therapy Can Help Men With Heart Failure


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 25th, 2015

[Editors Note: Some studies indicate Testosterone can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attack, while some studies indicate the opposite might be the case. The article below takes the position Testosterone therapy may help men with heart failure. Be aware of the risks, benefits, effects, dangers, positive, negative and side effects of Testosterone therapy.] Testosterone Therapy May Help Men With Heart Failure MONDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) — Injections of the male hormone testosterone increased blood-pumping ability and heart muscle strength in men with heart failure, Italian researchers report. “From our study, it appears that testosterone supplementation is useful for both patients with low and normal testosterone levels, although the improvements are greater in those with low levels,” said Dr. Ferdinando Iellamo, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and lead author of a report in the Sept. 1 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Use of testosterone for heart failure, the progressive loss of the ability to pump blood throughout the body, has been controversial in some cases. About one of every four men with chronic heart failure has evidence of testosterone deficiency, as production of … Read more »


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