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Experts Disagree with FDA on Testosterone Risks!

February 9, 2016
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medical expertsCardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the US, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. At Cenegenics, we believe that testosterone replacement in deficient men not only improves quality of life, but can be an integral part of an overall program to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.

While the public controversy about the potential dangers of testosterone replacement has subsided somewhat, we are still left with FDA labeling warnings suggesting that testosterone is likely to cause harm to patients with heart disease. This is in contrast to the opinion of the majority of medical experts who disagree with the FDAs position, including the two major endocrinology societies.

There have been numerous articles refuting the studies that started the controversy. The most recent comes from The Journal of the American College of Cardiology titled Testosterone and Cardiovascular Disease – State of the Art Review.” Among the items discussed in the review were:

The 2 studies that suggested adverse outcomes in men treated with testosterone had significant flaws that limit drawing any meaningful conclusions.

Numerous studies with good methodology, both before and after the above studies were published, indicate just the opposite – that testosterone replacement in men with low levels reduced the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and did not increase the risk of blood clots. 

To date, the FDA has refused to lift the warnings on testosterone products, despite the fact that their recommendations are not supported by the vast majority of medical literature, or by experts in the field. This is especially disconcerting when it is well known that many over the counter medications such as ibuprofen and naproxen are know to double the risk of heart attacks and stroke. These common medications are used daily by a much larger segment of the population, dwarfing the number of patients on testosterone.

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