The Atlantic just did a bash piece on testosterone therapy.
The author went after the big pharm companies who hype these fake hormone products.
He attacked their slick commercials. Their sneaky habit of minimizing side effects.
Then he dug into a trail that was done back in 2009.
The one that was stopped when the TRT victims had more than 4 times the number of cardiovascular events.
Pretty good stuff for the most part. I commend the author. He tried really hard.
But he failed miserably when he started talking about the dreaded testosterone reference range…
“A healthy range spans between 250 to 1,100 nanograms per deciliter of blood.”
As I was reading this I was thinking to myself, oh boy, here we go again….
Because this often quoted reference range is compiled using statistics from the old. And the sick.
This means the lower end of this range should NEVER apply to you.
You are old. Or Sick.
Actually, I’m going to take back the old part…
Because even you old timers should’t be THAT low.
250 is death bed material. And you ain’t dead yet (:
Like to see how your numbers stack up?