The Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care at Saint Louis University Hospital is warning patients that there are new worries for men getting testosterone replacement therapy. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found testosterone may increase a man’s risk for heart attack and stroke by 29 percent.
Testosterone replacement therapy is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for some conditions, and it’s widely marketed as a way to improve health and stay young. But there’s little data on its long-term effects. “It doesn’t mean everybody should stop taking testosterone,” says Richard Lee, MD, co-director of the Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care at Saint Louis University Hospital. “But it’s time to look at it a lot more closely.”
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