Years of scientific research and clinical observation link metabolic syndrome — a constellation of symptoms that includes high cholesterol, high blood pressure, prediabetes and a "spare tire" around the waist — to low blood levels of testosterone in men.
Holistic doctors have known for a long time that addressing metabolic syndrome with bioidentical testosterone can reverse the problem. However, this link and the therapy have been largely ignored by standard medicine. A new study, presented last December at the International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Congress, makes that link just about impossible to overlook.
German researchers studied 147 men (ages 38 to 83) with low testosterone, addressing them with bioidentical testosterone for four years. The results were astounding:
On average, total cholesterol levels dropped by more than 100 mg/dl. Bad LDL cholesterol fell 42 points. C-reactive protein — a biomarker for artery-damaging inflammation — plummeted by 5.5 mg/L. Prediabetic blood sugar levels normalized. Waist size decreased by an average of three inches, and the average weight loss was 25 pounds. Blood pressure also dropped dramatically — a drop larger than that achieved by many hypertensive medications!
"The magnitude of changes came as a surprise, even to many experts who have been working with testosterone for decades," the study leader told the media.
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Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.