Monica Mollica

Monica Mollica

Medical Writer & Nutritionist

MSc in Nutrition

University of Stockholm & Karolinska Institute, Sweden 

   Baylor University, TX, USA

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Effects of 6-year Long-Term Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) in Patients with ‘‘Diabesity’’

March 6th 2014 FDA approved Aveed for treatment of male hypogonadism, aka testosterone deficiency.[1] Aveed is a long-acting form of injectable testosterone called testosterone undecanoate. In Europe, testosterone undecanoate (under the name Nebido) has a long successful TRT track record for treatment of testosterone deficiency and its consequences (especially obesity, the metabolic syndrome and diabetes).[2-16]

In contrast to shorter acting forms of testosterone (e.g. cypionate), testosterone undecanoate only needs to be injected every 6 to 12 weeks, and thereby offers practical benefits to patients. (Comment: for Nebido (1000 mg per 4 ml) the initial interval is 6 weeks, followed by intervals of 10-14 weeks; for Aveed (750 mg per 3 ml) the initial interval is 4 weeks, followed by 10-week intervals). 

Five days after the FDA approval a notable and impressive 6-year long TRT study was published, confirming the health benefits of TRT that have previously been found in shorter term studies... [44]

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) - does it really increase risk of heart attack? Commentaries from medical organizations

We previously posted a commentary on the recently published and notoriously flawed study which concluded that TRT increases risk for heart attack.

Does Testosterone Therapy Really Increase the Risk of Heart Attack?

http://www.agelessforever.net/anti-aging-news-articles/entry/does-testosterone-therapy-really-increase-the-risk-of-heart-attack

This is the study which caused the media debates:

January 29th issue, the Scientific Journal PLOS (Public Library of Science) ONE published the article: 

"Increased Risk of Non-Fatal Myocardial Infarction Following Testosterone Therapy Prescription in Men."

Here we have gathered commentaries from other medical professionals, all in one place:

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