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1 in 4 Men Over 30 Has Low Testosterone
Date:9/13/2007

ne: over 18 percent of men over age 70 met the criteria for this deficiency.

Based on these results, the researchers predict that by 2025 there may be as many as 6.5 million American men between 30 and 79 years of age with symptomatic androgen deficiency, an increase of 38 percent from the year 2000 population estimates.

"This study did not assess whether men with symptomatic androgen deficiency are good candidates for testosterone therapy," said Araujo. "Well-designed, randomized, placebo-controlled trials would be needed to address the risks and benefits of testosterone therapy."

The study is available online and will appear in the November issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

More information

To learn about androgen deficiency in men, visit The Men's Health Network.



-- Madeline Vann



SOURCE: Endocrine Society, news release, Sept. 6, 2007


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