The study was presented on Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Postmenopausal women showed better verbal learning and memory after receiving treatment with testosterone gel, while the ones who received treatment with a placebo, didn’t show any difference. Susan Davis of Monash University, Australia presented in the study that this was the first large, placebo-controlled study of the effects of testosterone on mental skills in postmenopausal women who are not on estrogen therapy. Menopause has been associated with memory decline due to diminishing protective hormone estrogen. The verbals and memory were been tested in 12 weeks and 26 weeks interval and was observed that testosterone therapy progressively improved the patients to recall the words.
Testosterone has always shown its importance in women as it plays active role in sexual desire, energy and bone density while improving mood. In men, recent studies have revealed that testosterone replacement has constructive effects on brain function.