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Study links testosterone to heart attacks

Men over 65, as well as younger men with diagnosed heart disease, were at least twice as likely to have nonfatal heart attacks in the 90 days after they were prescribed testosterone medication than were men of the same age and health status who did not get the hormone supplement, a study has found. For men under 65 with no diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, testosterone supplementation did not appear to raise heart attack risk, the study suggests. But among men older than 65, many of whom may have had undiagnosed risk factors, rates of nonfatal heart attack rose as much as threefold in the 90 days after they filled a prescription for testosterone medication. Read more