Category Archives for Testosterone

Social Dominance Increases Testosterone

Testosterone and social dominance Testosterone, the hormone primarily responsible for male sex characteristics, is known to increase social dominance and aggressiveness in animals, including man. In turn,

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Natural Testosterone Boosters

Anastrozole (Arimidex) is a prescription aromatase inhibitor and testosterone booster which requires a doctor’s prescription; getting a prescription can be inconvenient, especially considering most

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The Low Testosterone and Obesity Vicious Cycle

It’s well known that the hormone testosterone — the hormone which makes a man a man — declines with age, and that it’s declining also in all men over time. Check out the chart below

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How to Raise Testosterone with Arimidex

Awhile back, I discussed how I decided to raise my testosterone level and how I did it. Basically, my doctor prescribed me anastrozole (trade name Arimidex), an aromatase inhibitor which lowers estradiol,

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America’s fastest marathoner retires due to low testosterone and chronic fatigue

Ryan Hall, America’s fastest marathon runner, winner of the Boston Marathon with the fastest time ever by an American, is retiring due to severe chronic illness.(1) Hall, 33, who was one of the

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Podcast with Jay Campbell on his new TRT book

I did a podcast yesterday with Jay Campbell of Fabulously Fit Over 40, and it is now live at Jay’s site. Mainly we discussed Jay’s new book, The Definitive Testosterone Replacement Therapy

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Statins can affect your manhood

In the news the past week was a study that showed that cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, can affect your manhood: they decrease aggression in men, partly through lowering testosterone levels, and raise

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Aromatase inhibitors, doctors, & me

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Here’s the story of what I think is the best aromatase inhibitor and my experience with it. Awhile back, I read a post at Danger and Play on testosterone replacement

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Male reproductive health and lifestyle

Lifestyle factors, such as diet, exercise, and sleep, influence many aspects of our physiology, including sperm production. Lifestyle impact and the biology of the human scrotum The possession of a scrotum

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Two Unusual Ways to Raise Testosterone

Keeping testosterone at a decent level as men age can be a challenge. To do this, for starters, one must ensure adequate nutrition; for example, zinc levels are important. Zinc deficiency, which is surprisingly

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The FDA is coming after testosterone

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently reviewing whether to limit testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to certain narrowly defined conditions. See: Will the FDA Tighten the Use of Testosterone

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Musclemen have more sex partners

  Costs and benefits of fat-free muscle mass in men: relationship to mating success, dietary requirements, and native immunity Abstract: On average, men have 61% more muscle mass than women (d=3),

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Male sexuality, athletics, and vitamin D

Why many people are deficient in vitamin D Vitamin D has been in the news a lot over the past five years or so; it’s importance to human health was already recognized, but the realization has hit

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Testosterone for muscle gain: it works

Steroids used for athletics have two functions: androgenic and anabolic. Androgenic signifies that it increases male sexual characteristics, and anabolic that it builds muscle. Steroids are essentially

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Testosterone therapy associated with vastly lower rate of heart attack and stroke

Testosterone Therapy Is Not Associated with Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Study Registry. I can’t copy and paste, so you’ll have to go read it there, but T therapy was associated with an

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Testosterone and mortality

A recent study that got a lot of traction in the press, Increased Risk of Non-Fatal Myocardial Infarction Following Testosterone Therapy Prescription in Men, found that men newly prescribed testosterone

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