Testosterone May Benefit Seniors with Chronic Heart Failure

Testosterone may benefit seniors with chronic HF

The exercise plus testosterone group experienced improvements from baseline in peak oxygen uptake (P<.01), Beck Depression Inventory (P<.05), leg strength (P<.05) and several Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form quality of life domains (P<.05). These improvements were generally not observed in the exercise plus placebo group, according to the abstract. Similar improvements in shuttle walk test (18% vs. 19%), body mass (–1.3 kg vs. –1 kg) and hand grip strength (2.1 kg vs. 2.5 kg) from baseline to 12 weeks were recorded in both groups.

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