I wish I knew why mainstream medicine hates testosterone replacement therapy so much. The fact is, testosterone therapy is one of the most beneficial treatments I use in my practice. Period.
And quite frankly, I’m sick and tired of the smear campaign against it.
The mainstream continuously chooses to hone in on the potential side effects — like increased risk of prostate cancer. (Which, for the record isn’t true — and never has been.) And as usual, they ignore the mounds of evidence demonstrating the benefits.
So, today I’d like to tell you about one especially exciting benefit to emerge in recent studies. In fact, the findings were so impressive, even a few major health organizations are starting to change their tune about testosterone replacement. More on that in just a minute.
First, let’s take a look at this new research that shows can actually reverse type 2 diabetes in men.
Two birds, one stone
In this new study, published by the American Diabetes Association 2018 Scientific Sessions, researchers recruited around 400 men with an average age of 60.
133 of those patients had a history of low T and type 2 diabetes. They received one testosterone injection at the beginning of the study and another 6 weeks later. After that, they got a testosterone injection every 3 months.
The remaining study patients didn’t receive testosterone injections.
The participants were observed over a range of seven to 11 years. The researchers found that 22 percent saw a remission in their diabetes.
That’s almost 1 in 4 patients who reversed their diabetes with testosterone!
In fact, there wasn’t a single patient who didn’t benefit from testosterone therapy. And the longer the patients participated in study, the better their outcomes:
- After approximately 9 years of testosterone therapy, 16 patients (12 percent) went into diabetes remission
- Of that 12 percent, average HbA1C dropped from 8.3 to 5.7, fasting insulin dropped from 24.7 to 7.6, and triglyceride levels also decreased
- One of the five patients taking insulin at the beginning of the study was able to discontinue use after 11 years of testosterone therapy
Patients’ weight also declined steadily from baseline to the end of follow-up:
- The average weight decreased from 236 lbs. to 196 lbs.
- The average waist size shrank from 42.5 inches to 38 inches.
However, the most impressive result was that there were more than 60 heart attacks and strokes in the untreated group. And thus far, not a single patient in the long-term testosterone treatment group has experienced a cardiac event. Which flies in the face of another one of mainstream medicine’s warnings against testosterone therapy. They like to claim it increases heart risk. But as I’ve said before — and as this study shows — that’s simply not true.
The good news is, at least a few mainstream organizations are paying attention to all of this positive research.
- The American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes recommends that men with diabetes who have signs of low T — such as decreased sexual desire (libido) or activity or erectile dysfunction — get a morning serum testosterone test.
- The American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists now recommend measuring testosterone in men with obesity and/or type 2 diabetes.
Dedication is key
The key to this study’s impressive benefits was that the patients were consistent with their treatments over a duration of time.
In fact, most patients didn’t experience any weight loss in the first year. As time went on, weight came down and glycemic control improved, normalizing overall blood sugar.
I know in today’s world, most people want to see immediate results. But testosterone therapy is not a quick fix. It will require years of consistent therapy to achieve results. But considering it’s a safe, natural therapy that can improve your health in a myriad of ways, it’s well worth the time and effort.
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July 05, 2018. American Diabetes Association 2018 Scientific Sessions. June 23, 2018; Orlando, Florida. Abstract 125-OR.