HEALIO - A recent article published at healio.com cites research which indicates success in increasing muscle and bone mass in men with cirrhosis and low testosterone by administering testosterone replacement therapy. These findings have given hope to many who believe they will now be able to increase survival for patients with cirrhosis with testosterone therapy.
“This trial demonstrates for the first time that testosterone therapy can safely increase muscle mass in men with cirrhosis who have low baseline testosterone levels and thus represents the first evidence-based therapy for sarcopenia in cirrhosis.” - Marie Sinclair, MD
The researchers that led the study utilized 101 participants that had been diagnosed with cirrhosis and low serum testosterone. These participants were randomly assigned either testosterone replacement therapy for one year or a placebo and were observed and monitored at the 6 month and 12 month marks. After one year, it appeared the appendicular lean mass was higher in those who were administered testosterone. These same men also registered a higher total lean mass compared to those who were given the placebo.
"Though not conclusive, these findings give us reason to be cautiously optimistic as we seek to help our brothers suffering with cirrhosis." - R. Mondello, Tornado Shelters in Fort Worth
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