As men age, they lose testosterone — which some say affects their sense of well-being and sexual function. But for healthy older men, using supplemental testosterone as a remedy has been controversial. Past studies of the supplement’s use have been relatively small, and the evidence about benefits and risks has been mixed.
Now a well-designed study published online Wednesday, in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirms certain benefits in sexual function and mood for some men 65 and over, at least in the first year. Though the gains were modest, and some tended to wane in the latter months of treatment, researchers say the findings are encouraging, and merit further research.
While searching for those who have been converted in allegiance if not form, I happened upon this fine piece. Oh, GLaDOS. If only there weren’t so many different iterations of Earth. If I could pinpoint hers, I’d make her a subpraetor in a heartsbeat.