You know, that is really not true. I have a blog about diabetes and the 86 million people in the US who are at present pre-diabetic which is very sad. In less than 3 years, it is possible that all 86 million of those people will be type 2 diabetic. I would go to any length which includes suggesting supplements that I have used to help deplete my need for any “prescription by big pharma”; they do nothing but prolong the diabetes because it can be cured with proper diet, exercise, and rest. All of these things can be enhanced ten fold by using supplements that I have suggested. These suggestions do not come from a flip of the switch either. Thanks for listening. I understand your theory but not all of us are “big pharma salaried”.
Recent studies in men have shown that abdominal fat increases with age and decreasing testosterone concentrations. Furthermore, in cell culture, testosterone expresses an increased lipolytic potential and depresses lipoprotein lipase activity (LPL) in adipose cells. These metabolic characteristics are found in abdominal adipose tissue in young men. In order to see whether abdominal fat masses in moderately obese middle-aged men might be diminished by testosterone, this hormone was given either as a single injection (500 mg) or in moderate doses (40 mg X 4) for 6 weeks in an oral preparation, bypassing the liver. When measured 1 week after the single dose, abdominal LPL tended to decrease. After 6 weeks a dramatic decrease of abdominal LPL was found, as well as an increase in the lipolytic responsiveness to norepinephrine, both changes confined solely to the abdominal, and not femoral adipose tissue regions. The waist/hip circumference decreased in 9 out of the 11 examined men. No untoward effects were seen in behavioural variables, blood pressure, triglyceride or cholesterol values, and liver function tests. These preliminary results suggest that administration of testosterone in moderate doses to middle-aged men lead to adaptations of the metabolism of adipose tissue expected to be followed by a diminution of this mass.
I tried the cup of raisins before bed and woke up before dawn with an erection reminiscent of days gone by, that lasted for over an hour. Pretty awesome! Though peeing was a long and drawn out affair.
I just had my T checked as I was not getting them any more, neither was I much interested in sex. The test came back with a paltry 305 @ 46yrs old. Just a year ago my erections used to have a bitter sweet ache to them. After going close to zero carb I lost my power, my head hair, got rosacea, limp erections, and my nitric oxide plummeted. I stopped training as it was painful and although I was eager to exercise my body just didn’t seem up to it. ( come to think of it now after reading all these articles, it would seem that lower elasticity of my arteries(low NO) was the reason.)