Low Testosterone Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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Low Testosterone Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease
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Men with mild cognitive impairment over the age of 55 are 78% more likely to progress to Alzheimer’s disease if they have low testosterone1. This is the first human study clearly linking low testosterone as an independent risk factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease in men.

This study adds to the emerging picture that a state of hormonal imbalance sets the stage for Alzheimer’s. Testosterone is often low with leptin resistance and insulin resistance, two other factors that are associated with Alzheimer’s. Improving leptin and insulin problems helps improve testosterone status and is a safe way to naturally boost testosterone. Various dietary supplements enhance testosterone formation while not over-producing testosterone.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Testosterone and Alzheimer’s Disease Risk in Older Men  Journal of Alzheimer's Disease  Leung-Wing Chu, Sidney Tam, Rachel LC Wong, Ping-Yiu Yik, Youqiang Song, Bernard MY Cheung, John E Morley, Karen SL Lam.

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