The five observational studies and the Xu meta-analysis were discussed at a joint meeting of the Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee on September 17, 2014. Based on these findings, the advisory committee members were in general agreement that the signal of cardiovascular risk is weak and that only a prospective, well-controlled clinical trial could determine whether testosterone causes cardiovascular harm. The Corona study was recently published and could not be reviewed in time to be presented at the Advisory Committee meeting; however, we have reviewed the study and factored its findings into our overall assessment.
As with any disease, we want to tell you that Low T isn't "normal" but the process of aging and a decline in testosterone is normal. The condition of "low t" has become "normal" because people associate the decline in energy and drive for all aspects of life with aging. While it may be true that your levels decline, it's not always because it's "normal" it could be related to the type of work you do, your diet, and your exercise routine. Fortunately, low testosterone is treatable through a process called testosterone replacement therapy. Why would you want to continue living each day with no drive for life? Wouldn't it be great if you could have the knowledge and wisdom of your 40's and 50's but the energy levels of your 20's and 30's?
“The trials’ results indicate that, for older men with low sexual function, testosterone treatment can contribute to improved function,” said Evan Hadley, ., director of NIA’s Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology. “In contrast, though, the results don’t indicate that testosterone treatment for older men with low walking ability or vitality will improve these conditions to a great extent. Additional trial arms tested effects on other aging-related outcomes, and we are looking forward to their results to help provide further insights into testosterone use in older men.” Older men should consult their physicians if considering a testosterone treatment, Hadley emphasized.