Heart attack risk increased by testosterone therapy
A new study proves that testosterone therapy increases heart attack risks in men who follow this treatment for improving low sex drive. The increased risk was detected in men younger than 65 years and with a history of heart disease. One of the researchers who was involved in this study is William Finkle, CEO of Consolidated Research, in Los Angeles. The results of this study are published in the journal PLoS One.
There were 56,000 men examined in this study who received testosterone therapy from whom 48,000 were younger than 65 years. The researchers identified the day when men started the therapy and were examined during 90 days. The researchers discovered that heart attack risks were doubled in men older than 65 years and those younger than 65 years with a history of heart disease.
“We don't have enough evidence to say testosterone supplements in men under age 65 without heart diseases are safe”, he said.