Skip to comments.Low Estrogen May Play a Role in 'Male Menopause'
Posted on 09/16/2013 12:43:22 PM PDT by neverdem
TV ads tout testosterone treatments for "low T," but surprising new research shows a different hormone may play a role in less sex drive and more fat as men age. Estrogen the female hormone is needed by men, too, and the study gives the first clear evidence that too little of it can cause certain "male menopause" symptoms.
"A lot of things we think are due to testosterone deficiency are actually related to the estrogen deficiency that accompanies it," said Dr. Joel Finkelstein of Massachusetts General Hospital. He led the U.S.-government funded study, which appears in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.
Testosterone is the main male sex hormone. Men's bodies convert some of it into estrogen, and levels of both decline with age. Until now, there was no way to tell which hormone was responsible for complaints of diminished libido, strength and energy...
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
Author is a womyn. Read with a grain of salt...
Researcher is a man.
Can’t tell by name, these days.
The words “I do” often play a role as well.
“He [Dr. Joel Finkelstein] led the U.S. government-funded study ...”
Yet, as I read recently, too high a level of estrogen/estradiol can lead to a 4X higher risk of stroke and heart attack.
Like I said; you can’t tell by name. Or pronouns, frankly.
Conclusion. We are going to die.
Different quantities obviously but yeah we all need and our bodies all produce these hormones.
What is the controversy?
True, but I would prefer not to hasten the day.
Now that’s funny right there! I don’t care who you are!
Ok, I see what you did there. Too funny!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.