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Testosterone therapy could be the cure for drastic weight loss in cancer patients

Testosterone therapy can help prevent weight loss or loss of body mass in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, and help improve their quality of life. Many cancer patients suffer from a loss of body mass known as cachexia. Approximately 20% of cancer-related deaths are attributed to the syndrome of cachexia, which in cancer patients is often characterised by a rapid or severe loss of fat and skeletal muscle. Melinda Sheffield-Moore, a professor at University of Texas in the US, showed that the hormone testosterone is effective at combatting cachexia in cancer patients. There are currently no established…

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5 Smart Tricks to Boost Your Testosterone Levels

Testosterone is a male sex hormone responsible for bone and muscle health, sperm production and hair growth. It stimulates development of the male secondary sexual characteristics that is produced mainly in the testes, and also in the ovaries and adrenal cortex. You can lose testosterone as you age, and even from chronic illnesses. Lower levels of testosterone or hypogonadism can result in a succession of problems, including low energy levels. According to a recent study at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, low levels of testosterone can increase…

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Testosterone Therapy May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Older Men

Older men with clogged arteries who took testosterone therapy seemed to have a lower risk of heart attacks than men who did not take the hormone, a study suggested on Sunday. Testosterone is currently considered risky to the heart, and the US Food and Drug Administration mandated last year that manufacturers of all approved testosterone products add labels to describe these dangers, which include heart attack and stroke. The methods of the study were observational – one of the weakest kinds of scientific research – but its authors said the…

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