028 - Testosterone and Bad Food Science | The Body of Evidence

028 - Testosterone and Bad Food Science

Man trying to open jar of pickles


Jonathan is being more of a prick than usual by giving Chris a testosterone prick to boost his manliness. But is "low T" a real diagnosis or an ad man creation? Thanos, our comedian, takes us to his Brazilian jiu-jitsu class to interview sweaty men about aging and andropause. Back in the studio, Chris and Jonathan talk about the difficulties of measuring testosterone levels, whether or not T can reverse aging decline and will it give you cancer? Also: p-hacking in a famous food lab or how "hard work" doesn't always pay off; Health Canada makes Chris sad; and why Montrealers are marching for science.

Vox pop by Thanos Michailopoulos (@ThanosMic on Twitter).

Jingle by Joseph Hackl.

Additional music by Seth Donnelly and Kevin MacLeod.

Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.

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