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Genetic variation may produce low testosterone levels   Genetic variation may produce low testosterone levels
Date: 2011-10-07 16:00:07
Testosterone testing is helping to reveal the true number of men who have low levels of the hormone. Medical professionals are finding that the number may be a good deal higher than previously thought. New research suggests that this may be largely the result of genetic differences.... Full Story

New study links low testosterone in men to higher heart attack risk   New study links low testosterone in men to higher heart attack risk
Date: 2011-10-06 15:41:23
Higher levels of testosterone may be associated with a lower risk of suffering a heart attack, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Testosterone testing may alert men to potentially dangerous deficiencies of the hormone, allowing them take steps to correct the problem.... Full Story

Shift work associated with higher cortisol levels  Shift work associated with higher cortisol levels
Date: 2011-10-03 15:40:48
Individuals who do shift work may benefit from cortisol testing, as new research suggests that working overnight even for relatively short amounts of time in early adulthood may lead to long-term elevation of the stress hormone.... Full Story

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