Male Hormone Restoration
The significance of testosterone for male sexual function is apparent to most Life Extension customers. New insights, however, underscore the critical role testosterone plays in maintaining youthful neurological structure, alleviating depression, as well as inducing fat loss in those who are unable to reduce body weight regardless of diet and exercise.
Recent studies have demonstrated that low testosterone in men is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease,1 and an almost 50% increase in mortality over a seven-year period.2
Restoring testosterone to youthful ranges in middle-aged, obese men resulted in an increase in insulin sensitivity as well as a reduction in total cholesterol, fat mass, waist circumference and pro-inflammatory cytokines associated with atherosclerosis, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome.3-5 Testosterone therapy also significantly improved erectile function6 and improved functional capacity, or the ability to perform physical activity without severe duress, in men with heart failure.7