Sudden Decline in Testosterone May Cause Parkinson’s-Like Symptoms in Men

Low testosterone in men has been linked to diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease; now, add Parkinson’s to the list.

A new neurological study published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry has shown that a sudden drop in testosterone levels in mice leads to symptoms similar to Parkinson’s: poor motor control, tremors, and rigidity. Rather helpfully, testosterone supplements reversed the symptoms.

Testosterone starts to slowly decline when men are in their thirties. However, sudden drops can occur due to major life changes and stress.

Granted, human trials are the next strep, but it probably doesn’t hurt to start thinking about your testosterone levels, which can be boosted with weight loss, healthy diet, and strength training. You know, all the usual things men should do to remain healthy.

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