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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 7 January 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 1, p. nf3
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.1.nf3]


Weak of Body, Weak of Mind?

Dwindling testosterone concentrations in elderly men increase risk of Alzheimer's disease

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA--Falling testosterone concentrations turn older men's abs to flab and can reduce their sex life to memories. A new study reveals that the hormone's decline could prime men for one of aging's most dreaded scourges. The lower a man's concentration of blood testosterone, the more likely he is to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to research presented here on 12 December at the Phoenix Conference on Longevity Health Sciences. The results support preliminary studies suggesting that testosterone treatment eases the brain-destroying disease.

Citation: M. Leslie, Weak of Body, Weak of Mind? Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (1), nf3 (2004).

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