A research group out of the University of Colorado in Denver is looking for men who are willing to participate in a study that seeks to learn more about the association between low testosterone and cardiovascular disease in older men. To be eligible to participate in the study you must be a male between the ages of 50 and 75 with an overall good health history that is devoid of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
"In some men as they get older, testosterone levels fall below the normal range as that seen in young men. Also, as men get older cardiovascular health can deteriorate which can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease. In this research study, “Cardiovascular consequences of hypogonadism in men”, we want to find out what causes cardiovascular health to deteriorate in older men and whether older men who have low testosterone have worse cardiovascular health than men with normal testosterone."
Furthermore, researchers are hoping to discover the cardiovascular effects in men with normal testosterone levels when their levels are reduced for a brief time period. Specifically, they want to know if the decline in cardiovascular health in aging men who testosterone deficient is related to mitochondrial damage, as mitochondria are the main energy sources of our body's cells.