Health Alert: Testosterone Therapy Increases Heart Attack Risk in Men Under Age 65.

A new study points to a two-fold increase in heart attack risk in men under age 65 shortly after beginning testosterone therapy. The study’s senior author, Dr. Sander Greenland, explains, “The extensive and rapidly increasing use of testosterone treatment and the evidence of risk of heart attack underscore the urgency of further large studies of the risks and the benefits of this treatment. Patients and their physicians should discuss the risk of heart attacks when considering testosterone therapy.”
PLOS ONE, January 2014