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What does testosterone do?

Testosterone levels help to maintain energy levels, muscle mass, cardiovascular health, and sexual drive. The hormone affects the health of a man’s overall body. Testosterone production occurs mainly in the testes, but also in the adrenal glands. Low testosterone levels increase the risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

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