There are many medical myths out there.
Like eggs raise cholesterol… fiber prevents cancer… low-fat foods are healthy…
And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
But there’s one myth that continues to circulate…
And it’s especially harmful to MEN.
High reward, low risk
I’m talking about testosterone therapy and its ability to “increase” heart disease risk.
Even if you only take that myth at face value, it would mean that young men are most at risk for developing heart disease. When, in fact, the opposite is true.
Do you catch my drift here?
If not, consider the findings from a MAJOR clinical trial that, once again, proves me correct.
The TRAVERSE study was mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to address this ongoing medical myth.
The trial analyzed the effects of testosterone replacement therapy on over 5,000 men.
And get this… it does NOT appear to raise the risk for adverse cardiac events among middle-aged and older men with hypogonadism. (This is when the body produces NO or minimal hormones.)
Yep, you read that right. Testosterone therapy didn’t even raise heart disease risk among those MOST at risk!
Those “adverse cardiac events” included death from any heart-related cause, nonfatal heart attack, or nonfatal stroke.
Plus—this is the study that just keeps giving—researchers found there was no increased risk for prostate cancer over the 33-month follow-up period, either!
That said, increases in atrial fibrillation, acute kidney injury, and pulmonary embolism were observed in the testosterone group.
Gain back your quality of life
These findings are super important to conventional medicine. That’s because their fear of ever being sued shackles them into following every single “rule” or “guideline” to a T. (No pun intended.)
That means many men have suffered needlessly for years because of previously conflicting evidence about the efficacy (or risk) of testosterone replacement therapy.
While a testosterone deficiency won’t kill you, it’s a serious soul-sucker and quality of life issue.
The good news is, similar to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in women, hormone replacement in men adds a whole host of benefits, not just the obvious improvement in sexual function.
In fact, T replacement increases bone mineral density, corrects unexplained anemia, moderately reduces depressive symptoms, and even has an effect on lean muscle mass, warding off frailty and falls.
To learn more about the benefits of testosterone therapy, check out the June 2015 issue of my monthly newsletter, Logical Health Alternatives (“Safety of testosterone therapy backed by 75 years of science”).
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So, what are you waiting for? Get your testosterone levels tested—and jump aboard the T train, if needed!
“Big Trial Reassures on Heart Safety of Testosterone in Men.” Medscape, 06/16/2023. (medscape.com/viewarticle/993322)