High Testosterone Levels Can Speed Up Prostate Cancer, University of Western Australia Study

Published: Aug 02, 2012

Higher levels of testosterone in elderly men can make existing prostate cancer cells to grow faster, a new study has warned. According to Researchers, men in their 70s and 80s with higher levels of testosterone, including those who undergo hormone replacement therapy (HRT), are at an increased risk of prostate cancer. However, low testosterone in older men can cause loss of muscle mass, decreased sexual function, fatigue, mood changes, depression and impaired cognition, according to a statement of the University of Western Australia.

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