10/27/2011 – Older men with higher testosterone levels lose less muscle mass as they age

Andrew Hoffman

Andrew Hoffman

Study shows higher testosterone levels may help older men preserve muscle mass and delay frailty as they age

A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that higher levels of testosterone were associated with reduced loss of lean muscle mass in older men, especially in those who were losing weight. In these men, higher testosterone levels were also associated with less loss of lower body strength.

Center on Longevity faculty affiliate Andrew Hoffman is one of the researchers working on this study.

Read the release at EurekAlert