The Reason Why Testosterone Use Is Plummeting Among Men

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 Christopher Griffith

Prescriptions for testosterone, once seen as the antidote to aging, dropped by half between 2013 and 2016, finds an analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The reason: fear of heart attacks.

 

 

For a decade, M.D.s prescribed testosterone too liberally: 25 percent of men who received testosterone prescriptions had not had their hormone levels tested.

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