Men with low levels of testosterone have a greater mortality rate from any cause, compared with those who had higher levels, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reported.
The study included 149,436 men between the ages of 40 and 69, who enrolled in the UK Biobank from 2006 to 2010. Blood samples collected at enrollment were analyzed for serum testosterone. The subjects were followed from recruitment through April 2020.
During the follow up period, 10,053 deaths were documented, including 1,925 from cardiovascular disease and 4,927 from cancer.
Compared to men whose testosterone levels were among the top 20% of participants, those whose testosterone levels were among the lowest 20% had a 14% greater risk of dying from any cause and a 20% greater risk of dying from cancer during the follow up period.
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