Expert queries testosterone link to CVD
The claim comes after a European review of research found conflicting evidence of the relationship between testosterone and CVD, prompting the authors to call for a “cautious, restrained approach to testosterone therapy in ageing men.”
Although the study suggested a modest association between low endogenous testosterone and incident CVD or cardiovascular mortality, it also found no proof that testosterone replacement had a CVD benefit or specific adverse cardiovascular effects.
“We cannot rule out that low testosterone and heart disease both result from poor overall health,” the authors said.
Professor David Handelsman, an expert in male reproductive health at the University of Sydney, said the review was from authors who were enthusiasts of testosterone therapy in older men, which “remains unproven and