Sunday, April 15, 2012

What's going on here?

Population-wide decline in Massachusetts’s men’s testosterone levels during the last 20 years that is not related to normal aging or to health and lifestyle factors known to influence testosterone levels.
In one of the largest study of its kind, Travison et al. report a population-wide decline in Massachusetts’s men’s testosterone levels during the last 20 years that is not related to normal aging or to health and lifestyle factors known to influence testosterone levels. They found that testosterone concentrations dropped about 1.2% per year, or about 17% overall, from 1987 to 2004. The downward trend was seen in both the population and in individuals over time.
In commentary accompanying Travison et al.’s study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Dr. Shalender Bhasin (Boston Medical Center) writes: The data in this study are “important because they provide independent support for the concerns raised earlier about the reproductive health of men.” … “it would be unwise to dismiss these reports as mere statistical aberrations because of the potential threat these trends– if confirmed– pose to the survival of the human race and other living residents of our planet.”

2 comments:

  1. More important than "Global Warming".

    Regards  —  Cliff

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  2. Pretty interesting site, it does feel a little too much conspiracy vibe to it. In one post teen pregnancy may not been lowered by abstinence or comprehensive sex education, but rather teens experiencing infertility.

    http://appprecautionaryprinciple.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/our-stolen-future-reproductive-abnormailities-predicted/

    "Between 1990 and 2000 the U.S. teen pregnancy rate plummeted by 28 percent… What if there’s a third explanation, one that has nothing to do with just-say-no campaigns or safe-sex educational posters? What if teenagers are less fertile than they used to be?” “Our Stolen Future” by Theo Colborn predicted this trend… Read it or check out Niels Skakkebaek’s sperm count studies."

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