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I started his optimization program and have found it has improved my life's vitality significantly. Dr. Carragher looks at the balance of all hormones: thyroid, human growth hormone (HGH), insulin, cortisol, testosterone, etc. Other perks I find great at The Body Well are intelligent physical fitness training to optimize hormones, a nutritionist who focuses on hormonal optimization and anti-aging nutrition, stress management, and the list goes on and on. Below is a letter Dr. Carragher recently send out to his patients:
To My Valued Hormonal Optimization Clients:
Your interest in maintaining youth, vitality and optimal hormonal levels has prompted me to send article and interesting facts regarding hormonal optimization and why I am such an advocate of it. I think you’ll find the following study interesting and supportive. Please feel free to forward to anyone you know who may be interested in optimizing their hormone.
Low testosterone linked to long-term risk of death in relatively healthy adult men
ENDO 2007: The Endocrine Society Research Summaries Book June 5, 2007
This study is another major report linking deficiency of testosterone in relatively healthy men with increased death from all causes, over time . “We have followed these men for an average of 18 years and our study strongly suggests that the association between testosterone levels and death is not simply due to some acute illness, " said Gail Laughlin, Ph.D., assistant professor and study author.In the study, Laughlin and co-workers looked at death, no matter the cause, in nearly 800 men, ages 50 to 91 years, who were living in California since 1970. At the beginning of the 1980s, almost one-third of these men had suboptimal blood testosterone levels for men their age.
The group with low testosterone levels had a 33 percent greater risk of death during the next 18 years than the men with higher testosterone. This difference was not explained by smoking, drinking, physical activity level or pre-existing diseases (such as diabetes or heart disease). Men with low testosterone were more likely to have elevated markers of inflammation, called inflammatory cytokines, which contribute to many diseases. Men with low testosterone were also shown to be three times more likely to have a waist measurement more than 40 inches, low HDL (good) cholesterol, high triglycerides (levels of fat in the blood), high blood pressure, or high blood glucose (blood sugar).
I am always happy to answer questions you have about issues related to age management and hormonal optimization and welcome the opportunity to consult with any friends or family members you know who have similar goals and/or concerns.
Be Well,Dr. Mike
W. Michael Carragher III, DO, ACOFPThe Body Well7235 Santa Monica BoulevardWest Hollywood, California 90046
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