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Testosterone gel increases LV mass in older men

Key clinical point: Testosterone gel boosts LV mass.

Major finding: Left ventricular mass rose by 3.5% over the course of 1 year of testosterone gel therapy for low testosterone in older men.

Study details: The Testosterone Cardiovascular Trial, a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study of 123 older men with andropause.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts regarding the study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.


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