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      Warning for you and your parents: Many of these companies are selling unproven cures.

      I woke up to this issue a month ago when a friend's mom charged her credit card with $3000 at a pain clinic for two "stem cell shots".

      I started checking out this industry. I went to two lectures from two of them this week and I was shocked at their claims to get people to pay more than 20,000 dollars for unproven treatments with no FDA or third-party quality control evaluation.

      Unlike what I thought before, these companies are not only targetting rich people but are also targeting the sick and patients with pain.

      Last night I was in a room full of people with ALS, MS, fibromyalgia, CIDP (which I am in remission from), and other debilitating diseases.

      The salesman last night from Biogenix went on forever claiming their expensive cells cured people with MS, COPD, arthritis, and more. I had to shout and walk away from the room. This is illegal and reminds me of the day of fake "AIDS cures".
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      "Belly fat, along with hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and irritability, is one of the many downsides of the end of a woman's menstrual cycles. Those symptoms can last for years as fertility shuts down; many women find it extremely difficult to cope. Doctors may offer artificial replacements of estrogen, progesterone or a combination, which is called menopausal hormone therapy (formerly hormone replacement therapy, or HRT).

      A new study of more than 1,000 postmenopausal women, ages 50 to 80, found that those who were currently taking hormones had significantly lower levels of tummy fat than women who had never used them.

      "Up until now, there was not a large study focused on the fat in the abdomen, which is the most known detrimental fat in the body," said endocrinologist and study lead Dr. Georgios Papadakis of Lausanne University Hospital. "The new conclusion of the study is that menopausal hormone therapy prevents the increase of type of fat in postmenopausal women." ...
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      MALE BIRTH CONTROL PILLS: This is a REALLY bad idea.


      Yes, and Thalidomide was “safe and effective” as treatment for nausea during pregnancy, too. If you don’t know that story, I’m sorry for what you are about to learn when you search it.

      And progestins (synthetic progesterone) were “safe and effective” for women as Hormone Replacement Therapy, too. AND infinitely preferable to those horrible “bioidentical hormones” (AKA natural progesterone) the Age Management Medicine doctors constantly push on the population.
      ….until it became unavoidably obvious progestins cause heart attacks, strokes, and cancer. By the way, bioidentical progesterone does not.

      The same can be said of the various endocrine disrupting substances constantly assaulting our bodies. Pesticides, preservatives, plasticizers, insecticides, etc. They usually mimic estrogen (and so are called “xenoestrogens”), but what they all do is powerfully disrupt our natural hormonal pathways. ...
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      Article Preview Animal studies have shown that exposure to the active ingredient in marijuana can result in a decrease in testosterone levels, a reduction of testicular size, and abnormalities in the form and function of sperm.



      In humans, the effects of marijuana on testosterone and estrogen levels aren't as clear. Lower testosterone levels have been reported in chronic marijuana users compared to nonusers, but not all studies support this.

      Few studies have examined a direct causative effect between smoking marijuana and gynecomastia. A report in 1972 made the initial connection between cannabis and gynecomastia. This study is contrasted with a 1977 survey of U.S. Army soldiers which showed no association between smoking marijuana and gynecomastia. This study was limited, however, due to its very small sample size.

      http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/05/health/youn-pot-moobs/ ...
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      This is the same system that published a paper that said that testosterone increased heart attacks. Well, now we see why. They do not do proper workup and monitoring! Unacceptable way to treat people who sacrificed themselves for the United States!


      AIDS Care. 2018 Mar 19:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1447080. [Epub ahead of print]

      Use of testosterone in men infected with human immunodeficiency virus in the veterans healthcare system.

      Jasuja GK Bhasin S Rose AJ Reisman , et al


      Abstract

      Testosterone supplementation has been widely used in those infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) for hypogonadism, and wasting. But with effective antiretroviral therapy and increasing recognition of atherosclerotic disease and adults infected with HIV, the risks of inappropriate testosterone use in HIV-infected patients are far better recognized than previously. Testosterone use has expanded among U.S. males, but few studies have examined prescribing in those infected with HIV. In a national cohort of males with at least one outpatient prescription in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), we examined 9475 HIV-infected males, including 2484 who had received testosterone and a randomly selected 6991 who had not. ...
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      Article Preview J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2018 Mar 15. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12291. [Epub ahead of print]


      Muscular responses to testosterone replacement vary by administration route: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

      Skinner JW

      Abstract

      BACKGROUND:
      Inconsistent fat-free mass (FFM) and muscle strength responses have been reported in randomized clinical trials (RCTs) administering testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to middle-aged and older men. Our objective was to conduct a meta-analysis to determine whether TRT improves FFM and muscle strength in middle-aged and older men and whether the muscular responses vary by TRT administration route.



      METHODS:
      Systematic literature searches of MEDLINE/PubMed and the Cochrane Library were conducted from inception through 31 March 2017 to identify double-blind RCTs that compared intramuscular or transdermal TRT vs. placebo and that reported assessments of FFM or upper-extremity or lower-extremity strength. ...
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      Article Preview No earth-shattering changes except that now they mention estradiol in different tables but do not recommend estradiol testing.



      "We recommend making a diagnosis of hypogonadism only in men with symptoms and signs ...
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      Article Preview

      Rastrelli G, Cipriani S, Lotti F, et al. 186 -

      Testosterone replacement therapy is able to reduce prostate inflammation in men with BPH, metabolic
      syndrome and hypogonadism: Preliminary results from a randomized placebo
      controlled clinical trial. European Urology Supplements 2018;17:e269.



      Introduction & Objectives: BPH results from prostate tissue inflammation,
      which frequently occurs in men with metabolic syndrome (MetS). MetS is often
      associated with low testosterone (T). Recent evidence shows that low, rather
      than high, T levels are associated with BPH/lower urinary tract symptoms
      (LUTS)

      The aim of the study was to evaluate if T replacement therapy (TRT) for 6
      months in BPH men with MetS and low T, is able to improve LUTS and prostate
      inflammation (as assessed by ultrasound and gene expression in prostate
      tissue).

      Materials & Methods: Ethical Committee approval has been obtained for the
      trial. 120 men in the waiting list for BPH surgery and diagnosed with MetS
      were enrolled in the clinical trial. Informed consent was obtained from each
      patient. ...
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      I got curious about the risks of growth hormone after seeing that many anti-aging clinics offer growth hormone or its secretagogues. The best research paper I could find on the subject is this review from 2005 "Does Growth Hormone Cause Cancer?" I don't think it's the last word on the subject and am curious about what other people think.

      Convincing experimental data suggest that the GH/IGF‐1 axis plays an important role in cancer development and behaviour. Epidemiological studies have supported an association with cancer, but not with tumour induction per se, although this is a distinction that is important mechanistically but not clinically. Acromegaly is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer; the magnitude of the risk is controversial but appears linked to elevated GH/IGF‐1 levels.
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      Intake of menaquinone was inversely related to all-cause mortality . https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15514282
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      Increase in dietary intake of vitamin K is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular, cancer, or all-cause mortality in a Mediterranean population at high cardiovascular disease risk.
      http://jn.nutrition.org/content/144/5/743
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      Clinical Nutrition has published a new long-term study that explores if there is a relationship between intake of phylloquinone and menaquinones (vitamins K1 and K2, respectively) and all-cause and cause-specific mortality. The results showed that high intake of menaquinones (vitamin K2) was associated with a reduced risk of CHD (coronary heart disease) (at least in hypertensive participants), while high intake of phylloquinone (vitamin K1) was not associated with any reduced risks.
      Vitamin K intake was not associated with all-cause mortality, cancer mortality and mortality from other causes.

      http://www.clinicalnutritionjournal....216-3/abstract ...
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      This excellent lecture is recommended for clinicians and educated patients.

      From largest urology conference in the world (2015)


      TRANSCRIPTION:


      Speaker 1: So without further ado, I'd like to bring Dr John Mulhall to the podium.

      Dr Mulhall: It's my pleasure to be here. There's no doubt that there's confusion, certainly among urologists about the evaluation and the management of a man with low testosterone. The reason for the confusion is largely based on the fact that we have very few guidelines, but they don't often assess some of the clinical challenges we have on a daily basis. They don't assess them and give a definitive recommendations because of the absence of randomized placebo-control ...

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