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Heart Health

07 July 2010

Testosterone gel linked to heart problems

Testosterone treatments may build muscle mass in older men, but they may carry a risk of heart problems in people with poor mobility, US researchers said.

Testosterone treatments may build muscle mass in older men, but they may carry a risk of heart problems in people with poor mobility, US researchers said on Wednesday.

Levels of testosterone, the so-called male hormone, decline with age in men. Supplementing it in healthy men can build muscle mass and strength and lower the risk of disability.

 

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