July 15th Show: Clinical trial about a testosterone study for men 65 years or older

July 15th Show: Clinical trial about a testosterone study for men 65 years or older

On the July 15th show, Dr. Glaser will be joined by Dr. Shalender Bhasin. Dr. Bhasin is a Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, and Chief of the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Boston Medical Center. He serves as the Director of the NIA-funded Boston Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center for Function Promoting Therapies. Dr. Bhasin is an internationally recognized endocrinologist with expertise in testosterone biology, reproductive endocrinology, and human aging. He chaired the Endocrine Society’s Expert Panel for the development of Guidelines for Testosterone Therapy. He is a translational researcher, with over 195 peer-reviewed manuscripts, supported by several NIH-funded grants. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards.

The two will discuss a research study and clinical trial about a testosterone for men 65 or older. Check out the additional information below.

You may be a suitable candidate for a research study involving the effects of testosterone in aging men. Testosterone is a hormone that occurs naturally in the body and is often referred to as the 'male hormone.' It is responsible for the maintenance of muscle mass and strength, bone density, sexual function, physical energy and a sense of wellbeing. Some of these effects may decline as testosterone levels decrease in the later decades of adult life.

Dr. Bhasin and his research team at Boston University Medical Center are investigating the role of testosterone replacement therapy and its effects on health-related outcomes in older men who have low testosterone levels.

You may be eligible to participate in our research if you are a man 65 and over, have not had a heart attack within the past three months and have never had prostate cancer. If you are interested in learning more about this study and contributing to the advancement of knowledge, please call 617-414-2968.

Financial compensation is provided. The participants will undergo an extensive health evaluation and screening for prostate and heart disease. Please be aware that participation in our research is completely voluntary.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.


Shalender Bhasin, MD
Professor of Medicine, Boston University
School of Medicine
Chief, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition

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