A New Independent Risk Factor for Heart Disease 2012

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Previously identified risk factor for coronary artery and heart disease were age, low high-density lipoprotein (good cholesterol), and free testosterone.  However, free testosterone may be the strongest predictor of coronary artery disease than other factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and body mass index (obesity). An overwhelming volume of data shows that higher levels of testosterone protect against disorders as diverse as Alzheimer’s dementia, type 2 diabetes, abdominal obesity, osteoporosis, muscle wasting, depression, cognitive decline, loss of libido, inability to achieve erection, inflammatory related conditions and a range of cardiovascular disease.  Numerous previous studies indicate that cardiologists have overlooked the remarkable benefits of testosterone replacement in the treatment of their patients.