testosterone

Low testosterone linked to early death in men

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 by: NaturalNews
Tags: testosterone, men's health, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
FDA targets Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps for sharing health benefits of coconut oil
Italian court rules mercury and aluminum in vaccines cause autism: US media continues total blackout of medical truth
Orthorexia Nervosa - New mental disorder aimed at people who insist on eating a clean diet
Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students
Inuit Elders tell NASA Earth Axis Shifted
Vaccine flu shots still contain 25 micrograms mercury - 100 times the concentration of 'mercury-loaded' fish
Measles outbreak likely caused by vaccinated children, science shows
Baby formula is loaded with GMOs - Avoid these brands
Extreme trauma from male circumcision causes damage to areas of brain
Terminal stage IV lung cancer patient miraculously cured by cannabis oil
Costco stops selling antibiotic laden chicken in response to consumer demand
FDA cracks down Walmart, GNC, other companies selling supplements that do not contain the herbs on the label
McDonald's french fries found to contain Silly Putty ingredient and petroleum chemical

Delicious
(NaturalNews) Scientists at the University of Washington and Veterans Association Puget Health Care System in Seattle studied the link between testosterone levels and death in 858 military veterans over 40, and found that those with lower levels were more likely to die earlier.

The health records of the military veterans, who had their testosterone levels checked at least twice between 1994 and 2002, showed that 53 percent had normal levels, 28 percent had fluctuating levels with a normal average level, and 19 percent were classified as having low levels.

After removing the results of any veteran who had died within a year of their second testosterone sample, then compensating for factors such as age, body mass index and illness, the researchers found that the mortality risk for men with low testosterone was 68 percent higher than those with normal levels of the hormone.

"The persistence of elevated mortality risk after excluding early deaths suggests that the association between low testosterone and mortality is not simply due to acute illness," wrote study co-author Molly Shores, adding that because the study focused on veterans, who are already at an increased mortality risk, the results might not be applicable to the general public. "Large prospective studies are needed to clarify the association between low testosterone levels and mortality," she said.

Pierre Bouloux, professor of endocrinology from the Royal Free Hospital in London, said the fact that the study was retrospective rather than prospective was "not helpful."

"As the authors themselves state, to pursue any association, you really need a prospective study," he said.

Bouloux also noted that the study's focus on veterans skewed its results, because the health records were taken from a Veterans Association hospital and most people who are treated there are of low socioeconomic status. Poverty and socioeconomic status are known to have an impact on mortality, according to Bouloux.

"It also seems very odd to me that the mortality amongst all of the men is so high but the problem is that the study does not even tell us what the causes of the deaths are," he said.

###

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.