January 19th, 2010

Sales pitches work in selling hormones to middle-aged men

By Kelley Luckstein

Women aren’t the only ones who’ve been sold (and pretty much bought, until recently, at least) the idea that a natural life passage, menopause, is a medical condition that requires hormone therapy medication — that is, if you want to avoid becoming a wizened, sexless, neurotic hag. During the past decade, men have been receiving a similar sales pitch…

 

A Mayo Clinic study, published in 2006, for example, found that men with low testosterone levels who took supplements of the hormone experienced no significant improvement in muscle strength, physical performance or quality of life.

 

MinnPost, by Susan Perry, 1/18/10

Tags: hormones, testosterone levels, Uncategorized

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