Testosterone therapy doubles heart risk in older men

January 29, 2014 8:24 PM

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Testosterone therapy doubles heart risk in older men

Taking testosterone therapy doubled the risk of heart attack among men over age 65 and nearly tripled the risk in younger men with a history of heart disease, a new study shows.

The report, which involved 56,00 men, is the latest in a series of studies raising concerns about the heart attack risk from testosterone therapy, whose popularity has ballooned in recent years. The study was published Wednesday in PLOS One.

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