Testosterone: Hormone of the Gods?

Source: Mensnewsdaily.com – April 6, 2005 – by Darren Blacksmith

Testosterone has a bad reputation. The public image of it is closely linked to the idea of dumb aggression, to the caveman. But this is a far from complete image. In recent years new research is starting to show that it would be more accurate to associate this much maligned hormone with Newton, Da Vinci, Einstein and Edison than the rough and brutal Neanderthal. Testosterone, it seems, could be the true driver of our civilisations.

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Hormones May Hold Clues to Healthy Aging

By Steven Reinberg

HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) — Specific hormones may play a key role in longevity and healthy aging, two new studies suggest.

Researchers found one hormone, adiponectin, at higher-than-average concentrations in 100-year-old women, while
another study found that stimulating the body’s production of growth hormone brought a youthful pep back to people in
their 60s to 80s.

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Testosterone Therapy May Help Men with Heart Failure

Italian researchers have shown that long-acting testosterone on top of optimal medical therapy seems to improve a range of symptoms in elderly men with chronic heart failure. Dr Giuseppe Caminiti (Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico San Raffaele Pisana, Rome, Italy) and colleagues report their findings in the September 1, 2009 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Continue reading

Testosterone and prostate health—are the doctors telling the truth?

Testosterone and Prostate Health

Sheffield, MA  01257   May 7, 2005

For over fifty years, doctors have been proclaiming that testosterone is a man’s enemy and contributes to benign prostate hypertropy (BPH) and prostate cancer. Treatments to lower testosterone can even include castration. This insanity is based on the fact that a doctor first noticed that castrated men did not develop BPH. Therefore, he started castrating men who had prostate cancer. The result was a temporary remission in the disease, but subsequently it resurfaced with vengeance. Currently castration is done with dangerous drugs that stop testosterone production and cause severe side effects.
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