Category Archives for Testosterone

Low Testosterone Is Associated with Insulin Resistance

Testosterone (T), the hormone that gives men their male sex characteristics, declines with age. T is also declining over time, i.e. a men of any age have lower T levels than men the same age 20 or more

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More Sleep for Higher Testosterone

We saw in our last article that testosterone is very important for men’s health, and that for optimal health, abnormally low T levels ought to be corrected either through lifestyle changes –

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Testosterone Improves Men’s Health

Testosterone, the hormone that gives men their male characteristics, is associated with better health, less cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and possibly even less cancer, including prostate cancer.

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The Normal Values for Testosterone and Why They Matter

If you get a lab test for testosterone, the hormone that gives men their distinctively male characteristics, your result will be accompanied by a “normal range” (or “normal values”,

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Video: Do I Take Testosterone?

For lots of ideas on how to boost your testosterone, get my new book, Best Supplements for Men. PPS: Check out my Supplements Buying Guide for Men.

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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. Low testosterone and

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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 Lower Testosterone

In the news the past week was a study that showed that the cholesterol-lowering drugs statins lower testosterone: 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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