March 6th 2014 FDA approved Aveed for treatment of male hypogonadism, aka testosterone deficiency.1 Aveed is a long-acting form of injectable testosterone called testosterone undecanoate.
The longest study reported to date was conducted by a research group in Germany led by Dr Farid Saad, one of the most prominent worldwide leaders in the field of TRT research. All men received treatment with testosterone undecanoate 1000 mg (Nebido, Bayer Pharma, Berlin, Germany), administered at baseline and at 6 weeks, and thereafter every 12 weeks for up to 72 months. Waist circumference (WC) was measured midpoint between the iliac crest (top of the hip bone) and the lowest rib. All 156 subjects were followed for at least one year, 146 for at least two years, 136 for three years, 114 for four years, 105 for five years, and 69 for six years.
Figure 1 demonstrates the measured reduction in waist circumference subsequent to testosterone therapy in obese diabetic men.
A marked and significant decrease in percentage body weight was noted over the course of testosterone therapy. The mean changes in lipid profiles were gradual and progressive and were significant at each year when compared to baseline levels, reaching plateaus between three and four years.
In addition, testosterone treatment significantly reduced blood pressure, CRP (an inflammatory marker) and levels of the liver enzymes aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT), suggesting a reduction in liver fat content, a reduced inflammatory response, and improvement in liver function. First, this 6-year long study clearly demonstrates that TRT confers long term effects for the duration of treatment. Second, TRT with testosterone undecanoate 1000 mg at baseline, 6 wk and every 12 wk thereafter restored physiological testosterone levels within the first 12 months, and testosterone levels were maintained at this dosage regimen throughout the entire 6-year period.
Third, over the course of 6 years, TRT markedly and significantly reduced total cholesterol and LDL levels, and this reduction was very pronounced and sustained over the entire 6-year period of testosterone treatment. Fourth, another important observation in this study was the marked and significant reduction in triglycerides (blood fats) in response to TRT.
Sixth, it is notable that men with both very low and borderline low total testosterone levels responded equally well to this 6-year long-term testosterone treatment. Finally, this study clearly shows that different outcomes plateau at different time points. Did your doctor tell you that there isn’t enough long-term safety and efficacy data to support the use of TRT? Monica Mollica holds a Master Degree in Nutrition from the University of Stockholm and Karolinska Institue, Sweden. She has also done PhD level course work at renowned Baylor University, TX. Over the entire 6-year observation period, patients lost 15% of their initial body weight (Figure 3). The decrease was significant after one year, further declined after two years (non-significant compared to level after year 1), and then reached a plateau with another slight but statistically significant decrease at five years compared to four years. The decrease in HbA1c was progressive and statistically significant after one year, between two years and one year, between three and two years, between four and three years, and between five and four years and approached significance between six and five years.
It was found that obese diabetic men in the higher testosterone category responded to testosterone treatment equally well as those with lower baseline testosterone levels. This 6-year long TRT study 44 and previous 5-years long studies 3, 4, 6, 7 blatantly refute those claims.
More importantly, TRT not only reduced the levels of total cholesterol and LDL, but also resulted in significant increases in HDL levels. Since intra-abdominal (visceral fat) storage is driven by accumulation of triglycerides, this could help explain the reduction in waist circumference. If so, do yourself a favor and get another doctor who is informed on the latest advances in testosterone research and men’s health. Effects of testosterone undecanoate on cardiovascular risk factors and atherosclerosis in middle-aged men with late-onset hypogonadism and metabolic syndrome: results from a 24-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
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Effects of low-dose atorvastatin and rosuvastatin on plasma lipid profiles: a long-term, randomized, open-label study in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia. Randomised placebo-controlled trial of orlistat for weight loss and prevention of weight regain in obese patients. Trouble is for men considered to have normal levels of Testosterone as they age it is difficult to get the medical profession to prescribe TRT as your levels are not considered abnormal for your age. The reduction in waist circumference was statistically significant at the end of each year compared to the previous year over the first five years, even at the end of six compared to five years. This decrease in body weight was statistically significant at the end of each year compared to the previous year over the first five years, even at the end of six compared to five years. These changes reached a plateau after three years with further slight but not statistically significant decreases. PSA and prostate volume initially rises marginally, but it reaches a plateau at around 12 month (further increase should be related to aging rather than therapy).46 This is a normal response and the initial PSA elevation should not be an indication to discontinue TRT too soon, if there are no contra-indications.
Moreover, the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol dropped from over 6 to below 3.5. In addition, the great reduction in triglycerides, especially when combined with the elevation in HDL, is an indication of an increased LDL particle size (i.e.
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I know that in the UK if I went to my doctor and asked to go on TRT it would probably be refused after tests as they would more than likely come back normal for my age.
Prostate growth is extremely sensitive to variations in androgen concentrations at very low concentrations, but becomes insensitive to changes in androgen concentrations at higher levels.47 A short-term TRT treatment will not allow testosterone saturation of the prostate and PSA to the plateau.
As the total cholesterol to HDL ratio is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease 48, 49, this marked drop is notable. Importantly and interestingly, the reductions in waist circumference and body weight (and percentage change in body weight) were statistically significant at the end of each year compared to the previous year over the first five years, and even at the end of the sixth year compared to fifth year. This is an unusual and remarkable finding, as obesity interventions (both drugs and lifestyle changes) commonly are most effective the first year, and thereafter progressively lose their efficacy.57-59 As this 6-year long study demonstrates, testosterone treatment excels in this regard.
Let’s hope in the near future this information will reach doctors working with patients who are sedentary, obese and suffer from cardio-metabolic complications.

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  1. 14.08.2014 at 15:50:17

    She is medically fit, is knowledgeable about controlling body can't filter out the require some type.

    Author: NEQATIF
  2. 14.08.2014 at 21:45:32

    And drink before the test.

    Author: Juliana