Borderline testosterone levels in men are associated with depression
Researchers at George Washington University in Washington in the United States found that men with borderline testosterone levels are more likely to have depression or symptoms of depression than the general population. > The study was published in the journal Journal of Sexual Medicine and was attended by 200 adult males aged 20-77 years, with a mean age of 48 years. All volunteers had borderline testosterone levels.
Depression or depression symptoms were observed in 56% of volunteers. In addition, a quarter of these men were taking antidepressants. The researchers concluded that physicians should consider diagnoses of depression, depressive symptoms, and lifestyle factors at the time of care. The researchers concluded that physicians should consider diagnoses of depression, depressive symptoms, and lifestyle factors at the time of care to patients suffering from hypogonadism.
Although the world population benefits from an ever-increasing life expectancy, the years ahead are being lived with lower quality because of health problems. This is confirmed by a set of studies published on December 13 of the The Lancet magazine, with papers developed in 50 countries, including Brazil.
Prostate cancer (PCa) was responsible for 1.1 million new cases and 300,000 deaths worldwide in 2012. In Brazil, the National Cancer Institute (INCA) estimates 70,000 new cases this year. The justification for the increase in incidence over the past three decades has been the discovery of PSA and its indiscriminate use as a screening test.