Low testosterone linked to raised risk of CV events in women over 70

This suggests a need for research on testosterone therapy for primary prevention in older women, the study authors say

Low testosterone levels in healthy older women are associated with an increased risk of major cardiac events including fatal coronary heart disease, a landmark Australian study shows.

The Melbourne-led team of clinicians say their findings dispel the long-held assumption that high serum concentrations of the sex hormone were detrimental to women’s cardiovascular health.

“We need to stop thinking about testosterone as a ‘male’ hormone that is bad for women,” said senior