Testosterone Gel Gives Some Men Back Their Pep, Study Finds

First study in years to show any benefit for testosterone therapy

Testosterone gel can help some men get back a little of their loving feelings, and helps them feel better in general, according to a new study published Wednesday.

The effects are modest, and men didn't objectively get any more vitality, although they felt like they did, the government-funded study found, NBC News reported.

It's the first study in years to show any benefit from testosterone therapy. The results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

"This was the first time that a trial demonstrated that testosterone treatment of men over 65 who have low testosterone would benefit them in any way," said Dr. Peter Snyder of the University of Pennsylvania, who helped lead the study team.

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