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Whould taking testosterone hlep me build muscle?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Maybe

Dr. Cheng is absolutely correct.
Taking testosterone but not doing anything else will not build muscle. But a fascinating study published 2 months ago demonstrated larger doses of testosterone lead to greater muscle mass, assuming one ate properly & exercised regularly. Check out my thoughts on this study at http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/2012/03/testosterone-avodart-dutasteride-vs-fat_19.Html.

In brief: Maybe

Dr. Cheng is absolutely correct.
Taking testosterone but not doing anything else will not build muscle. But a fascinating study published 2 months ago demonstrated larger doses of testosterone lead to greater muscle mass, assuming one ate properly & exercised regularly. Check out my thoughts on this study at http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/2012/03/testosterone-avodart-dutasteride-vs-fat_19.Html.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes, but...

It will, but this is not an indication for taking it.
Having a low testosterone is!

In brief: Yes, but...

It will, but this is not an indication for taking it.
Having a low testosterone is!
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Building muscle requires resistance (weight) training, not testosterone.
Supplementing with testosterone when levels are normal increase one's risk for prostate cancer.

In brief: No

Building muscle requires resistance (weight) training, not testosterone.
Supplementing with testosterone when levels are normal increase one's risk for prostate cancer.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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