The United States is set to become the world’s first country to test all men for testosterone, and that’s the good news, according to an influential new report.
The report, commissioned by the American Society of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (ASCE), finds that testosterone can be detected in more than 10 million men worldwide.
But the research also finds that the testing process has not been fully tested and may not be fully effective.
The findings could be of great value to those who are struggling with erectile dysfunction and other health issues linked to the hormone.
The ASCE has estimated that the hormone could be responsible for a quarter of the sexual dysfunction in men, and the report suggests that testosterone testing may also reduce other diseases linked to a low libido.
“The finding that testosterone may be responsible is not surprising,” said Dr. Pauline Czeisler, an endocrinologist at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of the report.
“There is ample evidence that testosterone is involved in male sexual dysfunction.
We are going to be able to identify it and take it seriously.”
In the study, published Tuesday in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers analyzed data from more than 7,000 men ages 20 to 44 in 10 countries.
They found that the tests found that about 10 percent of the men tested positive for testosterone.
The results of the analysis were based on more than 4,000 of the same men who were randomly assigned to either the testosterone or the blood test.
The researchers then compared their testosterone levels to those of men who had undergone an MRI or CT scan.
In the testosterone-free men, their testosterone was about 1.2 times that of the testosterone group.
But in the testosterone test group, the men’s testosterone was nearly 20 percent lower.
In addition, about 20 percent of men in the test group also had elevated levels of prolactin, the hormone associated with fertility and other reproductive health.
The testosterone test also found that men in both groups had lower levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, and lower levels on other hormones.
Researchers also found a significant increase in the rate of diabetes, and a decrease in HDL cholesterol, a good-blood-thinning cholesterol marker.
The study found that there were also significant decreases in both the risk of heart attack and stroke, and in blood pressure.
While the testosterone testing program could help people with erectiles, there are also concerns that it may be a barrier to other health problems that might arise in those who have testosterone levels low.
For example, the study found a strong correlation between the testosterone and the blood-thinner cholesterol markers and the risk for some types of cancer, as well as diabetes, depression and anxiety.
The study also found evidence that men who took testosterone supplements may experience problems with sexual function, and some have said that they have trouble reaching orgasm.
In an interview with ABC News, Dr. Czeusler said she and her team will continue to study the effects of testosterone in more men in hopes of determining whether it might help lower testosterone levels and help men achieve a higher libido than is normally achieved by men who are not taking testosterone supplements.
The American Society for Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Research (ASCEM), a nonprofit research organization, said that while the testosterone program has the potential to help men who have low testosterone levels achieve a high libido, there is still more work to be done.
“We are still not sure what happens in men with low testosterone,” ASCEM president and CEO Dr. Nancy M. Mousseau said.
“This is an important step in the right direction.
The findings are encouraging but they are not conclusive.”