Research links heart disease with testosterone

Testosterone might be involved in explaining why men have a greater risk of heart attacks than women of similar age, according to a study funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The findings, published in the journal Scientific Reports, could lead to new therapies to help reduce heart attack risk. Each year in the UK 188,000 people visit hospital whilst suffering from a heart attack, which is around one person every three minutes. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh examined the effects of testosterone on blood vessel tissue from mice. They…
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