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ESE Daily News Alert - 23 February 2021

Exercise may improve artery health more than testosterone therapy

According to a study published in Hypertension, regular exercise may be more effective than testosterone therapy at improving artery health in middle-aged and older men.

News Medical

COVID-19 may impair fertility in men

According to a German study published in the journal Reproduction, COVID-19 infection may target the male reproductive system, lowering sperm quality and impairing fertility in men.

Science Daily

New thyroid discoveries may lead to new treatments for metabolic disorders

New findings on how thyroid hormones affect metabolism may lead to new treatments for disorders such as obesity and diabetes, according to research published in Genes and Development.

Science Daily

Testosterone therapy may increase blood clot risk in transgender men

According to findings from a Dutch study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, transgender men who take testosterone may have a higher risk for blood clots and other thrombotic events.


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