Four More Studies Find No Link Between Testosterone and Cardiovascular Risk
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While controversy continues, four new studies have found no connection between testosterone replacement therapy and cardiovascular risk.
Two of the studies were presented last month at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in San Diego, California, USA.
The first was an investigation of testosterone and blood clots. Scientists from Eli Lilly found no association.
In the second, researchers from GlaxoSmithKline examined darapladib and cardiovascular events.
"[Testosterone replacement therapy] is not associated with an increased risk of [major adverse cardiovascular events] in men with well characterized coronary heart disease," they reported.
American College of Cardiology
Two more studies were presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, also held last month in San Diego.
A research team from Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, Wisconsin studied combined rates of heart attack, stroke, and death in 7,245 men with low testosterone. Men on testosterone therapy had a rate of 5.5%. For men who did not take testosterone, the rate was 6.7%.
Finally, scientists from Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota conducted a meta-analysis of 29 studies involving over 120,000 men. They concluded that testosterone therapy "does not cause statistically significant cardiovascular events among men."
More Research Needed
These studies support a growing body of research showing no association between testosterone and cardiovascular risk. However, experts say more research is still needed before the issue can be settled for good.
Please click here to learn more about these studies.
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