CHARLESTON, S.C., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, released in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology, suggests that maintaining a high level of vitamin D supplementation increases the level of testosterone in men. Researchers concluded that this study supports previously reported positive associations between vitamin D and testosterone. Cenegenics Carolinas' age management program can help patients with low testosterone levels and vitamin deficiencies.
Testosterone plays a key role in health and well being in men. Lower testosterone levels have been associated with poorer cognitive function, higher body mass index, declining muscle mass and strength and impaired general and sexual health in aging men. Low testosterone levels have also been linked to a higher incidence of coronary artery disease.
Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble prohormones that plays many vital roles in the body and is essential for healthy bones and immune systems, and reducing the risk of numerous cancers. Experimental studies and a cross-sectional study suggest that vitamin D may increase testosterone levels in men.
Cenegenics Carolinas closely monitors hormone levels, including testosterone, and provides bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to optimize hormone levels and reduce the adverse effects of aging the risk for degenerative diseases. In addition, Cenegenics performs ongoing laboratory testing to monitor each patient's vitamin levels to identify potential deficiencies.
"The link between vitamin D and testosterone levels is key for healthy age management for men," said Dr. Mickey Barber, CEO and CMO of Cenegenics Carolinas. "I recommend getting about twenty minutes of sunshine a day. If our patients can't achieve that ideal amount then we here at Cenegenics Carolinas provide the right amount of vitamin D supplementation."
About Cenegenics Carolinas
Cenegenics Carolinas medical institute, with offices in Charleston, S.C and Charlotte N.C. helps patients manage the aging process through a customized regimen of exercise, nutrition and hormone optimization to improve their quality of life and help them feel healthy and years younger than their age. CEO Mickey Barber, MD, a board-certified anesthesiologist, former assistant professor at Tulane University and leading healthy aging physician in the Carolinas, heads Cenegenics Carolinas, the first Cenegenics center in the country. For more information about Cenegenics Carolinas, call (843) 724-7272 or visit www.cenegenicscarolinas.com.
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