Testosterone’s Medical Uses
By Ross Macdonald
Over 16 years ago several research reports indicated that excess estrogen (in its active form of estradiol) contributed to atherosclerosis (artery blocking). Men with only slightly increased levels had twice the risk of a stroke and a higher chance of cardiovascular disease. The research also explained that men with high levels of estrogen and low levels of testosterone had higher incidences of benign prostate enlargement (BPH). On the other hand, too-low estrogen levels can lead to osteoporosis and bone fracture.
A low testosterone level indicates an increased possibility of prostate cancer. This is detailed in research from Harvard Medical School with Dr. Abraham Morgentaler’s book and from the National Institute of Health (NIH). It is high levels of estrogen, not testosterone, that cause prostate cancer. Why?
First: the research done in 1940 that stated that testosterone was the culprit (for which the author received the Noble Prize) was based on the results from dogs, a castrated man, and one normal man! Dr Morgentaler’s research at Harvard starting years ago has proved this research was flawed.
Second: it was found that in aging men obesity, especially belly fat, can cause estrogen levels to rise. This visceral fat produces an enzyme called aromatase, which converts testosterone into estrogen. Excess estrogen is also one of the leading factors in women’s breast cancer.
New research just released from Texas Health Science Center: “For the first time we have demonstrated that excess fat (adipose belly fat) is a key factor in cancer progression regardless of the diet contributing to the excess weight.” Now you will understand that belly fat is dangerous in more than one way.
Harvard Medical School lists the optimum hormone levels as: DHEA -350-490ng/dl; Estradiol 20-30pg/ml; Total testosterone 550/700ng/dl; free 20-25 pg/dl.
Abdominal exercises like sit-ups and crunches do not reduce belly fat. This fat is deep and wrapped around your interior organs and is not affected by abdominal exercise. Exercises to reduce this visceral fat include cardio, pushups, lunges, squats, and step-ups.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is closely related to vascular disease. The three known common medications (such as Viagra) do not increase blood flow; they activate an enzyme called FDN3 which inhibits the blood from flowing out. Researchers from Harvard have written several articles and books about ED, its probable causes, and remedies. There are several non-prescription items that have a proven beneficial record of alleviating ED.
Ross Macdonald can be reached at 415 153 5378 or extendinglives @gmail.com