Today there is a lot of talk of Low T in middle age men. With aging babyboomers there is a huge finacial market to market testosterone replacement in middle age to aging men.
However, the clinical importance of declining testosterone levels in older men is unclear. So what testosterone decline in aging men should be considered normal?
Lower testosterone levels were predictive of rheumatoid factor (RF)-negative rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in men according to a new case-control study. Low testosterone raised the odds for subsequent diagnosis of rheumatoid factor (RF)-negative RA by 69% as compared with men who had normal values. Men who developed RF-negative RA also had significantly higher levels of follicle-stimulating hormone prior to diagnosis.
Overweight, middle-aged men with prediabetes can boost their C levels by almost 50 percent accroding to new research presented at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.