presented at last week's meeting of endocrinologists . The authors randomized 92 healthy postmenopausal women avg 60yo who had both normal cognitive function and as well, had not taken any systemic hormone therapy, to 0.22g of testosterone as a transdermal gel or to a placebo for 26wks.But what about women? Well, my disclaimer is that the following info has not been published in a peer reviewed journal but rather was
The authors noted that while these postmenopausal women were cognitively intact, those randomized to T still scored statistically significantly better than those who received placebo. The improvement was coincident to an increase in testosterone level from low normal to mid-normal range. Luckily, there were no negative outcomes in this small short study. If you can't wait, ask your doc about this way off-label use of T. But just to be on the safe side, wait if you can afford to do so.
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