Abstract: When Progesterone Cycled with Estrogen, No Increased Cardiac RIsk

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Eur Heart J. 2008 Nov;29(21):2660-8. Hormone therapy and risk of myocardial infarction: a national register study. Løkkegaard E, Andreasen AH, Jacobsen RK, Nielsen LH, Agger C, Lidegaard Ø. Gynaecological Clinic, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark. Comment in: Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2009 Jan;5(1):29-31. AIM: To assess the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) as a result of hormone therapy (HT), with focus … Read More

Abstract: Low Testosterone Increases Risk of Death

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Men

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jan;93(1):68-75. Low serum testosterone and mortality in older men. Laughlin GA, Barrett-Connor E, Bergstrom J. Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0631C, La Jolla, California 92093, USA. Abstract CONTEXT: Declining testosterone levels in elderly men are thought to underlie many of the symptoms … Read More

Abstract: Endogenous Testosterone and Mortality Due to All Causes, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer in Men

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Men

Circulation. 2007 Dec 4;116(23):2694-701. Epub 2007 Nov 26. Endogenous testosterone and mortality due to all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer in men: European prospective investigation into cancer in Norfolk (EPIC-Norfolk) Prospective Population Study. Khaw KT, Dowsett M, Folkerd E, Bingham S, Wareham N, Luben R, Welch A, Day N. Source: Clinical Gerontology Unit Box 251, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK. kk101@medschl. cam.ac.uk Abstract BACKGROUND: The relation between … Read More

Abstract: Testosterone Replacement Improves Sexual Function in Men

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Men

J Sex Med. 2007 Nov;4(6):1757-62. Subjective sexual response to testosterone replacement therapy based on initial serum levels of total testosterone. Reyes-Vallejo L, Lazarou S, Morgentaler A. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Abstract INTRODUCTION: Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has been shown to be beneficial for men with hypogonadism. However, it is unknown how well hypogonadal … Read More

Abstract: Testosterone Levels in Men Decrease by 1% Each Year

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Men

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Sep;92(9):3599-603. Age-related changes in serum testosterone and sex hormone binding globulin in Australian men: longitudinal analyses of two geographically separate regional cohorts. Liu PY, Beilin J, Meier C, Nguyen TV, Center JR, Leedman PJ, Seibel MJ, Eisman JA, Handelsman DJ. Department of Andrology, Concord Hospital and ANZAC Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South … Read More

Abstract: Total Sleep Time Predicts Testosterone Levels in Older Men

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Men

Sleep. 2007 Apr;30(4):427-32. Association between sleep and morning testosterone levels in older men. Penev PD. Source: Section of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA. ppenev@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu Abstract STUDY OBJECTIVES: The circulating testosterone levels of healthy men decline with advancing age. This process is characterized by considerable inter-individual variability, the causes of which are of significant biological … Read More

Abstract: Testosterone Levels Now Lower Than Ever

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Men

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Jan;92(1):196-202. A population-level decline in serum testosterone levels in American men. Travison TG, Araujo AB, O’Donnell AB, Kupelian V, McKinlay JB. New England Research Institutes, 9 Galen Street, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472, USA. Abstract CONTEXT: Age-specific estimates of mean testosterone (T) concentrations appear to vary by year of observation and by birth cohort, and estimates of … Read More

Abstract: Does Testosterone Cause Prostate Cancer?

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Prostate Risks: Where’s the Beef? Abraham Morgentaler, MD  Division of Urology Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts, USA Please address all correspondence to: Dr. Abraham Morgentaler One Brookline Place, #624 Brookline, MA 02445 Tel: 617-277-5000 Fax: 617-277-5444 Email: amorgent@yahoo.com Introduction It has been over 60 years since Huggins published his landmark work … Read More

Abstract: Natural Progesterone Improves Skin Firmness & Reduces Wrinkles

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Effects and side-effects of 2% progesterone cream on the skin of peri- and postmenopausal women: results from a double-blind, vehicle-controlled, randomized study. Holzer G, Riegler E, Hönigsmann H, Farokhnia S, Schmidt JB. Division of Special and Environmental Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna, Austria. BACKGROUND: For many years topical progesterone has been prescribed by gynaecologists as … Read More

Abstract: Without Progestins, No Increased Cardiac or Breast Cancer Risk

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Summary: Without progestins (non-bioidentical progesterone), there’s no increased cardiac or breast cancer risk. JAMA. 2004 Apr 14;291(14):1701-12. Effects of conjugated equine estrogen in postmenopausal women with hysterectomy: the Women’s Health Initiative randomized controlled trial. Anderson GL, Limacher M, Assaf AR, Bassford T, Beresford SA, Black H, Bonds D, Brunner R, Brzyski R, Caan B, Chlebowski R, Curb D, Gass M, … Read More