Testosterone gel no panacea

TREATING obesity may be a first-line option ahead of testosterone therapy for older men, in light of a landmark study showing only modest health benefits from the hormonal treatment, a leading andrology specialist says. 

Andrology Australia medical adviser Clinical Associate Professor Carolyn Allan says the “top notch” US research reveals testosterone treatment is not a panacea, nor the elixir of youth.
In a series of placebo-controlled trials, use of testosterone gel for a year produced moderate benefits in sexual function and desire, as well as some improvement in mood,