Testosterone.. elixir of life or heart attack waiting to happen? (BLA S4E7)

One of the biggest concerns people have with testosterone replacement therapy is that they have heard it can be bad for their heart. Well is that true? In this episode we look to answer the question whether or not testosterone increases your risk for cardiovascular disease?


00:00 - Introduction

00:11 - Origins of the idea of T and CVD risk

03:10 - Study Populations for CVD and Testosterone

04:31 - Mechanisms for Testosterone causing heart problems

08:35 - Non Randomized Data Findings

09:47 - Randomized Trial Findings

10:50 - TRAVERSE Study

14:17 - Does Low T cause heart disease?

15:27 - My Take

19:44 - Conclusion

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*Disclaimer* This podcast is for entertainment, education, and informational purposes only. The topics  discussed should not solely be used to diagnose, treat , or prevent any condition.  The information presented here was created with an evidence based approach, but you please keep in mind that science is always changing and at the time of listening to this there may some new data that makes this information incomplete or inaccurate. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or qualified health care provider for questions regarding any medical condition. References: Bhasin et al 2020: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2021.11.016 Gencer et al 2021: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11154-021-09628-2 Lincoff et al 2023:  https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa2215025