Increasing testosterone may increase optimal health.

A recent email newsletter in my inbox caught my eye. Clicking through, I came across some information regarding a revealing Swedish study that took place back in 2011 where some 2,416 men — between the ages of 69 and 81 years — were subjected to a variety of tests that looked at (among other things) testosterone levels. Those researchers made a few interesting conclusions.

The article noted that:

1. “Men with increasing levels of testosterone had a decreased prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, and body fat mass”.

2. “Compared to men with the highest testosterone levels, those with low testosterone were twice as likely to have a history of cardiovascular disease”.

And finally;

3. “Men in the highest quartile of total testosterone (above 19 nmol/L) had a 30% lower risk of cardiovascular events.”

The paper went on to state testosterone levels from a very low 6.09 nmol/L to a still low 11.5 nmol/L are unlikely to deliver robust health benefits. Research showed that restoring testosterone levels to at least 17 nmol/L was associated with pronounced health benefits, whereas benefits may be less evident at lower levels. A man’s normal range is 8 nmol/L- 28 nmol/L, so I aim to get my male patients up over 20 nmol/L for optimal health.

Do you have questions about testosterone? Are you curious what your testosterone levels might be? Appointments can be made by visiting this page.

Inspiring you to Live Longer Better,
Dr. Grant Pagdin, MD

The study mentioned in that article can be found here:
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Dr. Grant Pagdin

Dr. Pagdin is a leading expert in regenerative medicine in Western Canada. Dr. Pagdin is board-certified with the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM) and a Fellow of the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation. His primary interest is preventative and anti-aging medicine using stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments.

1 Comment

  1. Robert Stewart on June 20, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    I am Robert Stewart from Prince George BC.I am presently on a list for knee replacement in Campbell River BC I heard about your work with Stem cells from one of your patients here . I’m very interested to see if the research might work for me .Where do I go or who do I talk to from here?
    Thank You
    Robert Stewart

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