Increased testosterone levels cuts down heart attack risk
Weight training has a positive effect on metabolic rate, body composition, strength and quality of life.
A Swedish study has recently concluded that men with higher levels of testosterone in blood – more than 550ng/dl – had 30 per cent less risk of heart attack than men with lower levels of test in their blood.
The research, reported in Journal of American College Cardiology, was conducted on over 2,000 men in the 69-81 age group for five years. Number of deaths was low among men who had lowest levels of steroid hormone binding globulin, which is a chemical that determines the level of biologically active free testosterone.
So, the bottom-line is that training sensibly with weights and following a proper diet plan to maintain optimum testosterone levels as we age may help men to keep heart problems at bay.
– C. Lakshmi Kumar