Transdermal patches (adhesive patches placed on the skin) may also be used to deliver a steady dose through the skin and into the bloodstream. Testosterone-containing creams and gels that are applied daily to the skin are also available, but absorption is inefficient (roughly 10%, varying between individuals) and these treatments tend to be more expensive. Individuals who are especially physically active and/or bathe often may not be good candidates, since the medication can be washed off and may take up to six hours to be fully absorbed. There is also the risk that an intimate partner or child may come in contact with the application site and inadvertently dose himself or herself; children and women are highly sensitive to testosterone and can suffer unintended masculinization and health effects, even from small doses. Injection is the most common method used by individuals administering AAS for non-medical purposes. 
Very little really surprises me on the sports supplement market nowadays as I’ve honestly tried it all before and the fact that I rarely use any one product twice should tell you all you need to know. I admit I was initially drawn to Testo Extreme Anabolic by the unique approach it takes to muscular development and I thought it would be fun and interesting as I have not seen anything like this product before. I’m now on my third course using the Testo and Decacore Creatine combo and have consistantly seen improvements in my workouts and physique with each course! My advice? When you finally find something that works for you, stick with it!
Specifically in the US, we have a tendency to get extremely sedentary after college (marriage, kids, and work life all start to take it’s toll). We get fat and lazy (myself included, and am still fighting to get back to where I was). I would bet if this study was done with US farmers and/or construction workers (you don’t usually see fat farmers or construction workers, do you?), the results would be very similar, even though they don’t do winter fasting, but there workload does decrease drastically! But…. I would also bet that if those same construction workers were to do weight training in the winter (because they have more time), you probably wouldn’t see any drop off!
Thanks for the article. This and your others postings are a gold mine of information on men’s health that we aren’t getting anywhere else!