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According to a recent article from Military Times, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) is testing whether giving soldiers testosterone hormone can help them in terms of strength and mental acuity during extended deployments in a combat theater. While soldiers have look joked that the military was secretly putting testosterone in their food, this is an actual publicly announced study.

test-tubes-1-1416029-mOne of the problems faced by soldiers on long deployments and field operations, among many, is that they are not able to eat normal meals on a regular basis.  They are regularly forced to skip meals and survive on meals ready to eat (MREs). This results in them eating an average of 60 percent less calories than they actually require on a daily basis.   Continue reading

Testosterone replacement therapy is clearly a big money maker for the various pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the hormone. It has gotten to the point where you cannot watch a football game or NASCAR race without seeing more than one commercial for testosterone replacement hormone.

nurse-1-1158314-mTestosterone replacement therapy hormone comes in a variety of forms, including injections, transdermal patches, gels, skin creams, sublingual films, and pills. They are heavily marketed to men who are experiencing the symptoms of normal male aging, including reduced libido, weight gain, loss of muscle tone, fatigue, and mild depression.

While the companies that make testosterone replacement therapy hormone say taking replacement hormone is essentially a quick fix for all of these symptoms or characteristics, many doctors are not so sure. The medical community is not sure what it means to have low testosterone and what is normal for aging men. They also do not know if there is any benefit to raising one’s testosterone level though taking hormone therapy, unless the patient’s levels are so low as to qualify for the rare disease of hypogonadism. Continue reading

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