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Testosterone Replacement Improves Men’s Liver Function

[amazon_link asins=’B01MQ1JLWY,B01MCSVH7S,B01GQSB3TQ,151519390X,B0157CQLDK,B06XVZQWWJ,B01HHOG6DQ,B00GWL6EHY,B06XFLYSYB’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’finmeacur-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’610888fe-46df-11e7-942f-b37a9c205722′]A new study suggests that testosterone replacement for men with low levels of the hormone greatly improves their fatty liver disease
as well as their risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

“Physicians often are reluctant to prescribe testosterone for conditions not related to sexual function. However, our study shows that testosterone has a much wider therapeutic role than just for improving sexual desire and erectile function,” said the study’s co-author, Dr Farid Saad, of Berlin-headquartered Bayer Schering Pharma.

During a presentation at The Endocrine Society‘s 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, it was revealed that the study included 122 testosterone-deficient men, aged 36 to 69 years.

The researchers found that restoring testosterone to normal levels led to major and progressive improvements in many features of the metabolic syndrome over the 2 years of treatment. They said that, particularly, the men’s weight, waist line and body mass index continued to decline over the full study period.

According to them, the other metabolic risk factors also significantly improved during the first year of testosterone treatment. Of the 47 men who met the criteria for a diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome at the beginning of the study, 36 no longer had the diagnosis after 2 years of treatment, the authors reported.

Furthermore, liver function significantly improved during the first 12 to 18 months of therapy and stabilized for the remainder of the study period.

The researchers said that the treatment also greatly decreased blood levels of C-reactive protein, a measure of inflammation that is linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

“We conclude that testosterone therapy in men with testosterone deficiency can largely improve or even remedy the metabolic syndrome, which will most likely decrease their risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease,” Saad said.

: The Times Of India

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Battleaxe Mothers Mostly to Have Sons Than Daughters

Dominant, aggressive women are more likely to have sons than daughters, scientists believe.
A study in New Zealand found a possible link between high testosterone levels in women and giving birth to boys.


The findings question the idea that the sex of babies is determined by chance.

A team led by Dr Valerie Grant of the Department of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland, found a link between high levels of the male hormone testosterone in cows‘ wombs and their likelihood to have a bull calf.

The link could explain patterns in human populations such as the phenomenon dubbed the “war time effect” – in which disproportionate numbers of boys are born at the end of periods of hardship such as wars.

Previous studies have found links between dominant behaviour in female animals and higher levels of testosterone. Stress is also believed to boost levels of the hormone.

The team extracted follicles from cow ovaries and tested for testosterone before fertilising the eggs. Those eggs which had been exposed to higher levels of testosterone were more likely to develop into male embryos.

“Results showed that follicular testosterone levels were significantly higher for subsequently male embryos,” the team wrote.

The findings suggest that sperm carrying “Y” chromosomes – present in male animals – are more likely to fertilise an egg if it has been exposed to testosterone.

While in cows high testosterone was linked to dominant behaviour, in humans it was associated with everything from lower divorce rates to right wing political views and spatial ability.

Sources:Telegraph UK.Co