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Denver, Colorado 80262


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of testosterone supplementation (AndroGel) on body composition, strength, endurance, cognition, and function in older men.


Study summary:

Studies suggest that testosterone (T) replacement in healthy elderly men has beneficial effects on body composition, muscle, bone, memory, and behavior, but the risks of chronic treatment, especially on the prostate, heart, and sleep quality, are not entirely clear. Therefore, it is most desirable to supplement into the lowest "effective" range in elderly men. However, the effects of lower than usual replacement T doses have not been well studied. Furthermore, the possible important interaction of exercise to enhance the positive effects of T supplementation, yet mitigate the possible side effects, has not been studied in older men. This one-year study will enroll 150 men with low-normal to slightly below normal serum total T levels. Participants will be randomized into one of 6 treatment groups to receive T supplementation (AndroGel) of 25mg/day, 50 mg/day or a placebo crossed with progressive resistance training (PRT) exercise 3 times a week versus none. At the end of the study, participants in the exercise-control group will be offered PRT. Please see link below for updated version of full protocol.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Generally healthy, untrained men over 60 years old with low-normal testosterone levels (200-350ng/dL) - Must reside in the Denver metro area Exclusion Criteria: - Prostate/breast cancer - Unable to exercise safely - severe obesity (>34 body mass index [BMI]) - Polycythemia - Diabetes - Current smoker


NCT ID:

NCT00112151


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Robert S. Schwartz, MD
University of Colorado, Denver


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Denver, Colorado 80262
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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