A new study suggests that the side effects of testosterone supplements may include neurological brain damage for some caucasian males. A research team from the University of North Texas identified negative impacts on brain health among white men who underwent testosterone replacement therapy; however, no such problems were reported among Mexican-American males. The new findings raise additional concerns about testosterone boosters, which have also recently been linked to heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and death.
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How Can Testosterone Cause Brain Damage?
The new study, which was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, suggests that white men with high oxidative stress may experience brain cell damage from the use of testosterone supplements. The study’s authors also stated in a press release that previous research has determined that 20% to 30% of aging men either do not respond to testosterone therapy or have an adverse reaction. However, the new study is the first to identify brain damage in caucasian males as a possible side effect of TRT
“Our study shows that these negative effects occur only in Caucasian men with high oxidative stress,” said Dr. Rebecca Cunningham, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience. “I would tell Caucasian men to be cautious about taking testosterone, especially if their oxidative stress levels are high.”
Oxidative stress, which occurs when free radicals in the body outnumber antioxidants, has been linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, cancer, and heart problems.
Side Effects of Testosterone
In recent years, the use of testosterone boosters has skyrocketed in the U.S., driven in large part by aggressive direct-to-consumer marketing campaigns that encourage men to seek treatment for ‘Low T’ if they are experiencing generalized symptoms such as lack of energy, weight gain or reduced muscle mass.
The latest study comes on the heels of two other recent studies which have found links between testosterone supplements and heart attacks. In November 2013, research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated that TRT products increased the risk of heart attack, stroke and death in older men with a history of heart disease. Two months later, a report published in the medical journal PLOS ONE found that Low T treatments may double the risk of heart attack in young men with heart problems, as well as in older men with no prior heart problems. That study’s authors estimated that for every 1,000 males over the age of 65 who use testosterone boosters, 11.52 will have a heart attack. That compares to only 5.27 per 1,000 non-testosterone users.
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