London: A new study has supported the testosterone treatment that is being used by pop star Robbie Williams. According to the study, the testosterone treatment can really help reverse the ageing process in men. The chart-topping singer, 37, had admitted injecting himself with the sex hormone twice a week in a bid to boost his sex drive and slow down the march of time. Loss of muscle tissue, which is a typical symptom of ageing and is also associated with diseases such as aids and cancer, can be treated using anabolic steroids but these can have unwanted side-effects, making testosterone replacement a healthy alternative. The new research shows that nine proteins in the blood alter with age. However, the profile of some of these proteins can be reversed by testosterone treatment, and prevent the loss of muscle mass. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and University of Texas Medical Branch in the United States compared protein levels in serum samples from two groups of healthy men. “It seems that testosterone replacement does not necessarily mean a restoration of full testosterone functionality for the older man,” quoted the researchers as saying.
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