Crucial hormone for heart patients
Low testosterone won't just make you old, sick, tired, slow and weak in the sack -- it can also kill you, especially if you're already fighting heart disease.
In fact, a new study finds that low levels of it could double your death risk.
British researchers tracked 930 men with coronary heart disease for about seven years, and found that those whose manly hormone levels had slipped were twice as likely to die during the study as those with normal levels.
The study published in Heart was observational, so it doesn't exactly prove cause and effect. But if you happen to have a few million bucks lying around, get in touch with these researchers -- they could use some help.
They want to run some clinical trials on testosterone, but no one wants to fund them.
You know the drill: Big Pharma won't pay up because you can't patent a hormone. And if you can't patent it, you can't earn billions. The companies that sell natural hormones, on the other hand, don't have the kind of money needed for a clinical trial.
But don't worry: If you don't have the scratch to fund a major medical study, I've got you covered -- because I don't need new research to know that you probably need a testosterone boost.
Whenever I say that out loud, men start looking around as if I can't possibly be talking to them.
Yes, I'm talking to you -- and it's nothing to be ashamed of.
Most of us need an occasional boost as we age (even the ladies), and not just for heart health. Proper testosterone levels can make you sharper, faster, stronger and turn you back into a tiger between the sheets.
But whatever you do, skip the off-the-shelf hormone creams and any pill that claims to "boost" testosterone production, and definitely avoid prescription-happy mainstream docs.
Instead, top off your tank by visiting a physician skilled in working with safe, natural bioidentical hormones.
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William Campbell Douglass I.I., M.D. has been called "the conscience of modern medicine."
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