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Old-Age Testosterone Decline Leads to Falls, Study Says

Interesting little study…

http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/10/23/testosterone.reut/index.html

CHICAGO, Illinois (Reuters) – Men 65 and older with low testosterone tend to fall more often than older men with higher levels of the sex hormone, according to a study published Monday.

It may be that low levels of the hormone impair vision, thinking processes or coordination, said the report from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

“Like women on hormone replacement therapy, many older men are turning to testosterone therapy to regain some of what has been lost physically and mentally in the aging process,” said Dr. Eric Orwoll, a professor of medicine at the school.

“These results validate the need for more research on this trend in treatment for men in the advanced years of life,” he added.

The study involved 2,587 men aged 65 to 99 starting in 2000 and continuing to March of 2005. Their testosterone levels were checked through a blood test, their grip strength, leg power and balance ability were recorded and every every four months they reported whether they had fallen.

Fifty-six percent of the men had at least one fall, and many fell frequently, the researchers said. Lower testosterone levels were associated with increased fall risk generally, and men with the lowest testosterone levels had a 40 percent higher risk of falling than those with the highest levels.

The study, appearing in the Archives of Internal Medicine, said that testosterone decline is a normal part of aging in men. It also said previous studies have shown that older men with reduced testosterone who got shots of testosterone experienced an increase in muscle mass and strength.

You may be interested in one of the other studies that Oregon University have done on verbal memory and low testosterone levels. Check out:

http://www.ohsu.edu/news/2004/102104forget.html

Tone

[quote]TONEdef wrote:
You may be interested in one of the other studies that Oregon University have done on verbal memory and low testosterone levels. Check out:

http://www.ohsu.edu/news/2004/102104forget.html

Tone[/quote]

Wow… Good info. Thanks… Its amazing what low levels can do to us… I never would have thought it could effect our memory as well.

[quote]trailrash wrote:
TONEdef wrote:
You may be interested in one of the other studies that Oregon University have done on verbal memory and low testosterone levels. Check out:

http://www.ohsu.edu/news/2004/102104forget.html

Tone

Wow… Good info. Thanks… Its amazing what low levels can do to us… I never would have thought it could effect our memory as well.

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Some of these morons who banned “steroids” are in this age bracket, maybe all that fallin’ down and foggy thinking took it’s toll…Ironically, a little test might have prevented the whole mess to begin with…

[quote]Some of these morons who banned “steroids” are in this age bracket, maybe all that fallin’ down and foggy thinking took it’s toll…Ironically, a little test might have prevented the whole mess to begin with…
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I worries me that those testosterone depleted morons are running the country. They are more concerned with beliefs/values/voodoo/religion than reality and the constitution. The separation of the executive and legislative branches has failed and congress does nothing to keep the president in check. The president has rubber stamped everything that has come from congress except for one hot button issue. He has used “signings” to distort the content of bills from congress.

I guess this highjacks the post…