Testosterone and Aging: Clinical Research Directions

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Overview

Popular culture often equates testosterone with virility, strength, and the macho male physique. Viewed by some as an “antiaging tonic,” testosterone’s reputation and increased use by men of all ages in the United States have outpaced the scientific evidence about its potential benefits and risks. In particular there has been growing concern about an increase in the number of middle-aged and older men using testosterone and the lack of scientific data on the effect it may have on aging males. Studies of testosterone replacement therapy in older men have generally been of short duration, involving small numbers of participants and often lacking adequate controls. Testosterone and Aging weighs the options of future research directions, examines the risks and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy, assesses the potential public health impact of such therapy in the United States, and considers ethical issues related to the conduct of clinical trials. Testosterone therapy remains an attractive option to many men even as speculation abounds regarding its potential.
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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This multiauthored book about testosterone and aging is written under the imprimatur of the Institute of Medicine.
Purpose: The purpose is to review what is known about testosterone and aging and to suggest and prioritize research in the area of testosterone and aging for the future.
Audience: Its audience will be endocrinologists, geriatricians, urologists, and clinical researchers. All the authors are leading experts in the field and the methodologies used to arrive at the conclusions are first-rate.
Features: The book reviews the endocrinology of testosterone and the extant studies regarding testosterone treatment in older men regarding cognition, strength, quality of life, muscle mass, and sexual function.
Assessment: This is a first-rate review of the area. It points the way for future studies and discusses some of the practical difficulties in doing this sort of research. It is elegantly presented and edited, making for a thoroughly enjoyable read.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309090636
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 2/16/2004
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 11
2 Testosterone and health outcomes 32
3 Future research directions 112
4 Concluding remarks 159
App Randomized placebo-controlled trials of testosterone
App Therapy in older men
App Additional studies of testosterone therapy
App Testosterone levels in clinical studies
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