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    NY Times article on advertising testosterone gell

    An interesting read, with doctors quoted questioning heavy advertising campaigns and testosterone treatment itself.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/16/us...N72oqs0COxPlEg

    "Many experts say that pharmaceutical advertising promotes excessive and inappropriate drug use by convincing patients that they are ill — or have a more serious condition than is genuinely the case — and need medicine to treat it. While television viewers are barraged with advertising warning men they may have “low T,” Dr. Finkelstein said, “There is no such disease.”"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 61er View Post
    An interesting read, with doctors quoted questioning heavy advertising campaigns and testosterone treatment itself.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/16/us...N72oqs0COxPlEg

    "Many experts say that pharmaceutical advertising promotes excessive and inappropriate drug use by convincing patients that they are ill — or have a more serious condition than is genuinely the case — and need medicine to treat it. While television viewers are barraged with advertising warning men they may have “low T,” Dr. Finkelstein said, “There is no such disease.”"
    Totally agree with the first bolded statement.
    Totally agree with the second as well. It's not a disease. It's a condition and part of the aging process and our generation has the ability to fight off the ravaging effects of low testosterone that our parents generation did not. Wait till that doc has severely low T. He'll be right on TRT.
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    ^x2. Holy hater. Problem is the weak-suits in Washington will listen to quacks like this before anyone else in passing legislation that might control the TRT movement...
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    All bullshiy. This guy can't be a doctor. I ran low for way to long to have this dips hit say it doesn't exist

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    Wow, I had to stop reading. So what causes men with prostate problems that dontvuse the gels or have low-t? Coronary problems! How is this stuff written?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Totally agree with the first bolded statement.
    Totally agree with the second as well. It's not a disease. It's a condition and part of the aging process and our generation has the ability to fight off the ravaging effects of low testosterone that our parents generation did not. Wait till that doc has severely low T. He'll be right on TRT.
    Elsewhere, the article refers to this "invented condition". There is also this gem of a quote: "The problem is that no one has proved that it works and we don’t know the risks.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by 61er View Post
    Elsewhere, the article refers to this "invented condition". There is also this gem of a quote: "The problem is that no one has proved that it works and we don’t know the risks.”
    Those little comments are some of my favorites as they're said all the time but there are few bigger lies out there than those. A lot of these doctors and anti-testosterone men purposely choose to ignore what's right in front of them. This is one of the most studied hormones in the world and has been for nearly 100yrs. Testosterone use isn't new. There's a ton of great information out there, numerous studies; pretty much whatever you'd like to find. Unfortunately, a lot of these guys can't find what they want to find. They want studies to back the claims they make and when they can't they'll say things like "we just don't know."

    And here's one that might make your eyes bleed. There are many men who have been using testosterone, medicinal and supraphysiological doses for decades; documented use. However, many physicians in the U.S. won't acknowledge these men and what's found because the information isn't presented in a way that's satisfactory to them. Basically, it wasn't set up as an intended study or if it was it wasn't in a way they find acceptable, therefore any information found is inconsequential. That is why testosterone is viewed as it is in the U.S.

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