Fatherhood and testosterone affect men's heart risk in studies

09/28/2011 | USA Today

A man's heart disease risk can be moderated by many factors, including health, family, friendships, dogs, genes and even testosterone levels, according to this article on a study that found fathers are less likely to die of heart disease than those without children. Dr. Robert Eckel said testosterone is generally good for health but abnormal amounts can lower levels of HDL, or good cholesterol.

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