Testosterone treatment improves bone density and anemia, may lead to cardiac risk
Testosterone treatment improved bone density and anemia for men over 65 with unequivocally low testosterone, a new study has concluded. However, testosterone treatment did not improve cognitive function, and it increased the amount of plaque buildup in participants' coronary arteries. Ref. Source 2f.
I am not sure it is good to get Testosterone treatments just as I am not sure that it is good to get estrogen treatments either. The body produces what you need and everyone needs are different. If there is a reason why your body produces less their could be a good reason for it. Messing with nature is not always a good things I believe.
Testosterone makes men less likely to question their impulses
Testosterone makes men less likely to realize when they're wrong, a new study shows. The researchers found that men given doses of testosterone performed more poorly on a test designed to measure cognitive reflection than a group given a placebo. Ref. Source 5p.
Well, this explains why men tend to be more impulsive than women. I think this has to do with the hunter versus the gather tendencies in men and women too. Men needed testosterone and they need to act instinctively while out hunting. It's what kept them alive as split second decisions had to be made while staring down a mammoth or a sabre toothed tiger. Men had no time for cognitive reflection.
Women, who were the gatherers, not only had time, they needed it to help them find the right herbs, roots, and vegetables. It also helped them in their mission of protecting the home. They could reflect on defensive measures and make sure everything was set correctly. These differences were emphasized by natural selection as we evolved… to the men and women we are today.
I have to wonder who thinks up these studies. I mean, isn't it a bit of a no brained that things that are bad for us, like industrial pollutants, will do bad things to our body? Do we really need to spends millions in the study when we could use that money to help the poor, those with PTSD, or to help clean our environment?