Testosterone Supplements May Hurt Male Fertility

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May 15, 2013

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Testosterone Supplements May Hurt Male Fertility

Touted as a cure for low libido, testosterone supplements lower the chances of a man to father a child, suggests new study. The use of testosterone supplements is on a rise as it has been seen as the fountain of youth which reduces fat and make them look sexier.

The researchers looked at the data of the clinics in Alabama and Kansas, from 2005 to 2011. They looked at medical records of more than 1,500 men with an average age of 35 who sought fertility treatment at the two clinics. Men sought infertility treatment at two U.S. clinics reported taking prescription testosterone supplements and it was found that the sperm counts skyrocketed after they stopped taking the male hormone.

The study co-author, Dr. Peter Kolettis, a professor of urology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, stated that the supplements have become a preventable cause of infertility. Moreover, the supplements had side-effects such as male breast growth and blood clots.

The study was presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in San Diego.



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