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Testosterone supplements not all they're cracked up to be

(HealthDay News) —Buyer beware: When it comes to testosterone supplements, men should know a new study finds there is precious little evidence to support claims they will boost testosterone levels, sex drive, strength and ...

Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Semenya case: A clash over ensuring an even playing field

A court ruling requiring Olympic running sensation Caster Semenya to lower her testosterone levels goes to the heart of a dilemma facing the sports world: How to avoid discrimination against intersex or transgender athletes ...

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Testosterone: Why defining a 'normal' level is difficult

Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men. It's best known for its role in the development of male sexual characteristics and physical features, but there are also many surprising and lesser known functions of testosterone ...

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Jatenzo approved for men with low testosterone

(HealthDay)—Jatenzo (testosterone undecanoate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat men with low testosterone, medically called hypogonadism.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Improved PCOS symptoms correlate with gut bacterial composition

Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) improved with exposure to healthy bacteria in the gut, according to a study in a mouse model of this common women's endocrine disorder. The study results will be presented Monday ...

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Testosterone

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. In mammals, testosterone is primarily secreted in the testes of males and the ovaries of females, although small amounts are also secreted by the adrenal glands. It is the principal male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid.

In men, testosterone plays a key role in health and well-being as well as preventing osteoporosis. On average, an adult human male body produces about forty to sixty times more testosterone than an adult female body, but females are, from a behavioral perspective (rather than from an anatomical or biological perspective), more sensitive to the hormone. However, the overall ranges for male and female are very wide, such that the ranges actually overlap at the low end and high end respectively.

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