2008 - Testosterone supplementation did not prevent cognitive decline or increase bone mineral density in older men

Hogervorst, Eef
May 2008
ACP Journal Club;5/20/2008, Vol. 148 Issue 3, p3
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents information on a case study that was conducted to analyze whether testosterone supplementation is more effective than placebo for preventing cognitive decline in older people. About 237 men in the age group of 60 to 80 were included in the study. The study suggests that testosterone cannot be recommended to improve cognitive function in older men with low androgen levels.


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