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Low Estrogen May Play a Role in 'Male Menopause'
Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2013 | Marilynn Marchione

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...

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: andropause; estrogen; homosexualagenda; testosterone
Gonadal Steroids and Body Composition, Strength, and Sexual Function in Men
1 posted on 09/16/2013 12:43:22 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Author is a womyn. Read with a grain of salt...


2 posted on 09/16/2013 12:46:51 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Researcher is a man.


3 posted on 09/16/2013 12:48:09 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Think of Christ's suffering.)
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To: Tax-chick

Can’t tell by name, these days.


4 posted on 09/16/2013 12:48:52 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: neverdem

The words “I do” often play a role as well.


5 posted on 09/16/2013 12:50:50 PM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Olog-hai

“He [Dr. Joel Finkelstein] led the U.S. government-funded study ...”


6 posted on 09/16/2013 12:53:58 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Think of Christ's suffering.)
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To: neverdem

Yet, as I read recently, too high a level of estrogen/estradiol can lead to a 4X higher risk of stroke and heart attack.


7 posted on 09/16/2013 12:56:11 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Tax-chick

Like I said; you can’t tell by name. Or pronouns, frankly.


8 posted on 09/16/2013 1:00:28 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: miele man

Conclusion. We are going to die.


9 posted on 09/16/2013 1:01:02 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: neverdem
High estrogen in men may lead to other problems (traits?)

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10 posted on 09/16/2013 1:06:55 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: neverdem
Guys need estrogen and women need testosterone.

Different quantities obviously but yeah we all need and our bodies all produce these hormones.

What is the controversy?

11 posted on 09/16/2013 1:11:22 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: dhs12345

True, but I would prefer not to hasten the day.


12 posted on 09/16/2013 1:13:41 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Jeff Chandler

Now that’s funny right there! I don’t care who you are!


13 posted on 09/16/2013 1:18:09 PM PDT by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Ok, I see what you did there. Too funny!


14 posted on 09/16/2013 2:00:26 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Lol. Manboobs!


15 posted on 09/16/2013 2:09:23 PM PDT by dhs12345
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