A recent study of nearly 800 men aged between 50 and 91 years of age showed that those who had low testosterone levels were 33% more likely to die within 18 years then men with elevated levels of testosterone. In this study, all causes of death were considered.
In addition, those men with low levels of testosterone were more likely to have elevated levels of inflammatory markers as well as low levels of high-density lipoprotein, high blood pressure and elevated levels of blood sugar and triglycerides.
What does this mean for those of us who are artificially suppressing our testosterone? Are we killing ourselves in order to save ourselves?
You can read the complete study at Testosterone Increases Mortality Risk.
Joel T Nowak MA, MSW