Navigation Links
Low Testosterone May Raise Risk of Early Death: Study
Date:10/19/2010

TUESDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Men with low testosterone levels may be at increased risk for premature death from heart disease and all causes, a finding that challenges the current belief that testosterone is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, according to new research.

The study included 930 men with coronary artery disease who were followed-up for about seven years. At the start of the study, low testosterone levels were noted in about one-quarter of the men.

During the study period, one in five men (20 percent) with low testosterone levels died, compared with one in eight (12 percent) of those with normal levels of the hormone, according to the report in the Oct. 20 online edition of the journal Heart.

After taking into account other risk factors -- such as age, co-existing health problems, smoking and weight -- a low testosterone level was found to be an independent risk factor for premature death from heart disease and all other causes, reported Kevin Channer, of the department of cardiology at Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield, in the United Kingdom, and colleagues.

Borderline levels of testosterone were also associated with increased risk of death, the study authors found.

Low, rather than high, levels of testosterone are associated with obesity, risky blood fats and insulin resistance, all of which are risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, the researchers noted in a news release from the journal's publisher. They suggested that men at high risk for these diseases might have the most to gain from testosterone replacement therapy.

More information

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry has more about testosterone.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: BMJ Specialist Journals, news release, Oct. 19, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Testosterone deficiency affects male cancer survivors quality of life
2. Low Testosterone Raises Heart Death Rates in Impotent Men
3. Male obesity linked to low testosterone levels, study shows
4. Study shows costs and benefits of testosterone in birds
5. Middle-aged men: Could dwindling testosterone levels decrease sleep?
6. Testosterone May Make Women Less Trusting
7. Low Testosterone in Older Men Less Common Than Thought
8. Higher Testosterone Tied to Heart Trouble in Older Men
9. Higher testosterone may raise risk of heart disease in elderly men
10. Testosterone Gel Could Raise Heart Risks in Frail, Older Men
11. Testosterone Could Boost Health of Heart Failure Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Low Testosterone May Raise Risk of Early Death: Study 
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... Preora Diagnostics Inc. , ... tests, has received two prestigious recognitions that acknowledge the promise of its PWS ... Preora has been named a Top 100 Finalist for the 16th annual Chicago ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... A ... addiction recovery at a time when Virginia faces an opioid epidemic. ... a staggering increase of 38 percent from 2015, underscoring the need for additional ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... senior housing operators, announces the acquisition of Isle at Kingwood Assisted Living and ... Kingwood is an established retirement community with 55 assisted living apartments, 43 memory ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... In the inaugural 30-minute ... Emeritus Professor of Education Gregory A. Smith examines student privacy issues with University ... Switch: Schoolhouse Commercialism, Privacy, and the Failure of Policymaking . , Join ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... FirstAlign ... (CoE) with the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) thinking, announced today the launch of ... easy access to essential information that offers a more comprehensive understanding of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/19/2017)... , Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing ... of targeted tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... --  ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based revenue ... been ranked #1 by its users for the seventh consecutive ... Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue cycle ... over 200 beds and holds one of the longest #1 ... ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD Healthcare ... Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. , ... hub service that expedites and streamlines patient and provider ... PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... device used to measure lung function for a variety ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: