Of coarse they do say the average age of the participants was 74 and they were not in very good health, but still.
Testosterone too dangerous for older men trial stopped
The American government, the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health to be more precise, wanted to know whether you can maintain elderly mens condition by giving them testosterone, and therefore it financed the Testosterone in Older Men with Mobility Limitations trial.
In the study, researchers gave the testosterone gel Testim to unhealthy men over the aged of 65 for six months. Testim is produced by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals. The men rubbed 10 g of the gel onto their bodies every day. This amount contains 100 mg testosterone. If necessary, the researchers lowered or raised the dose.
A total of 252 men were supposed to take part in the experiment. Half would get a placebo and the other half would be given Testim. The researchers had only recruited 209 men when a committee decided to call a halt to the experiment. Too many men in the testosterone group had fallen ill