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14 July 2014

Effects of testosterone deficiency on body composition, strength and sexual function in men

Effects of testosterone deficiency on body composition, strength and sexual function in men
This paper presents the findings from a study that looked at the effects of testosterone on body fat, lean mass, thigh-muscle area and strength, and sexual function in healthy men who had their testosterone levels experimentally reduced. As the majority of estradiol (a form of estrogen) is obtained from testosterone, the concomitant decrease in estradiol was also investigated and the effects differentiated from those of testosterone.

8 March 2012

Link between low testosterone and frailty in elderly men

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This review discussed the relationship between low testosterone level and frailty in elderly men and evaluated the evidence which shows that testosterone replacement therapy improves the physical functioning and quality of life of elderly frail men with confirmed low testosterone levels.

14 September 2010

Testosterone reduces fat and increases muscle mass in non-obese men aged ≥55 years

Aging is associated with a reduction in testosterone levels in the blood. This reduction causes a number of symptoms, one of which is losing muscle mass.

This small, well-designed 12-month study looked at the effect of the testosterone patch on body composition and hormones in 60 men aged ≥55 years who were healthy and not obese, and who had low-to-normal testosterone levels and typical testosterone deficiency symptoms.

Last updated: 2019
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