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  1. Does Testosterone Aid Aging Men?

    Jan. 2, 2008 -- Oral testosterone supplements made healthy older men a little leaner, but they did not get stronger and their mental function did not improve, Dutch researchers find. Men's testosterone levels drop as they age. Declining testosterone is linked to loss of muscle mass, loss of muscle s

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  2. Testosterone for Aging: Caution Urged

    Dec. 11, 2007 -- More and more clinics and infomercials are popping up touting the antiaging benefits of hormones for men. But researchers are warning prospective patients to view the claims with a healthy dose of skepticism. Male hormones like testosterone are well known to bulk up muscle mass and

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  3. Low Testosterone, Early Death?

    Nov. 27, 2007 -- The lower a man's testosterone level, the higher his risk of death -- especially death from heart disease. The finding comes from a study of British men aged 40 to 79 by University of Cambridge gerontologist Kay-Tee Khaw, MBBCh, and colleagues. "The men with lower testosterone level

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  4. Most Steroid Users Are Not Athletes

    Oct. 12, 2007 -- Contrary to popular belief, the typical anabolic steroid user is more like an "Average Joe" than a professional athlete or competitive teenager. A new survey suggests that the typical anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) user is a well-educated 30-year-old male who wants to build muscl

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  5. Annual Physical Exam: Unneeded Expense?

    Sept. 24, 2007 -- An annual physical exam is a tradition for many U.S. adults, but it is not always necessary, according to a new study. "I'm not advocating we should get rid of these visits," says researcher Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Sc

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  6. Male Breast Enlargement May Be Common

    Sept. 19, 2007 -- Gynecomastia, the enlargement of breast tissue in men, can be an embarrassing condition, but it is surprisingly common and usually benign. Overall, nearly half of men may experience the condition at some time in their lives, says Glenn D. Braunstein, MD, chairman of the department

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  7. Prostate Drug May Not Dim Sex

    June 26, 2007 -- The prostate drug Proscar may have minimal effect on men's sexual function, a new study shows. Proscar is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a noncancerous prostate condition. Based on the findings, sexual effects "should not impact the decision to prescribe or take f

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  8. Why Men Skip Doctor Visits

    June 20, 2007 -- Many U.S. men only go to their doctor when they're extremely sick, skipping preventive care, a new survey shows. Harris Interactive conducted the online survey of more than 1,100 men for the American Academy of Family Physicians. The men completed the survey between April 30 and May

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  9. Exercise May Protect Men’s Bones

    June 20, 2007 -- Broken bones may be often associated with sporting injuries, but a new study shows that playing sports actually reduces the risk of broken bones over the long haul. Swedish researchers followed a group of middle-aged men for 35 years and found those who were most active throughout t

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  10. A Second Chance: Vasectomy Reversals

    For most men who get a vasectomy, the thought of a needing a vasectomy reversal later is the last thing on their mind. Gene McCroskey was just 23 when he had his vasectomy. He had already fathered a boy and a girl, timed just as he wanted. “His wife had endured two difficult pregnancies. Why, he fig

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