Testosterone supplements 'can help men lose their middle-aged spread'

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 12th, 2012
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Discovery made by 'accident' by doctors treating men for erectile dysfunction

By Graham Smith

PUBLISHED: 04:14 EST, 11 May 2012 | UPDATED: 04:14 EST, 11 May 2012

Middle-aged spread on older men could be banished by taking supplements of testosterone, according to research.

Injections of the male sex hormone can help men lose body weight if taken regularly and over a sustained period of time.

The discovery was made by 'accident' by doctors treating men who were receiving hormonal injections for erectile dysfunction.

Study: Injections of testosterone can help men lose body weight if taken regularly and over a sustained period of time

Scientists tested a group of 115 testosterone-deficient men with an average age of 61.

The average weight loss was 2.5 stone (35 pounds), according to a study presented to the European Congress on Obesity in Lyon, France, this week.

The participants' waist circumference, meanwhile, fell from 42inches (107cms) to 38.5inches (98cms).

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