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12/03/2019 @ 10:52 AM
by The_Guardian_UK

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Men might be at greater risk of developing heart failure, heart attacks or blood clots than women at least in part because they have higher levels of testosterone, scientists say.

The team said the finding could help in the development of new treatments for heart disease.

Prof Mary Schooling, co-author of the study from the City University of New York, said: “We need to be thinking of new directions for reducing heart disease and this is one way of doing it,” pointing out that statins, which are used to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, have been found to lower testosterone levels. “To protect men we should be looking at treatments and lifestyles which are more on the side of keeping testosterone lower rather than higher,” she said, although she added that marketing such interventions could be challenging. Read more HERE

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