Older men are being bombarded with advertising urging them to treat “low T.” Testosterone supplementation remains controversial, however. A study several weeks ago from the VA health system revealed that men with higher testosterone were more likely to suffer a heart attack or a stroke.
Now research from Australia shows that older men with the lowest levels of testosterone died earlier than those with slightly higher levels. Men with the highest hormone levels also were more likely to die sooner than those with intermediate levels of testosterone. The researchers caution that there are no data yet to indicate whether changing testosterone levels will change mortality statistics.