Men’s Health

Excessive Testosterone Raises Mortality Risk in Older Men

Excessive Testosterone Raises Mortality Risk in Older Men

Older men whose testosterone levels were neither low nor high tended to live longer, according to new research accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism.

Testosterone is a key male sex hormone involved in maintaining sex drive, sperm production and bone health. Physicians have long known that low testosterone levels can signal health problems, but the new study found men may not fare better when levels of the hormone rise too high.

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