The Unthinkable Way Your Weight Is Killing Your Testosterone Levels

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Diabetes and Low Testosterone Levels

Men suffering from diabetes type II (or pre-diabetes), as well as, obesity have lower testosterone levels. A study involving 891 men reported in the 94th Endocrine Society Annual Meetings, where they divided men into three groups: 1) Behavior Modification, 2) Metformin, and 3) A control group. Incidents of low testosterone decreased by 46 percent in the first group, without any changes in the other two groups.

The testosterone levels increased in proportion to the weight loss achieved and was not related to physical activity. Dr. Handelman told Medscape Medical News, ”It is important to state clearly that the lower blood testosterone levels are not a true deficiency state; rather, they are a barometer of ill health, as opposed to a real deficiency state.

DSK commented, "There is so much advertising for Testosterone products for treatment of low testosterone. Advertising leads men the belief that testosterone will improve energy and promote weight loss. Perhaps (when pathology is absent), in the group of men who are overweight with diabetes or pre-diabetes, we should consider lifestyle changes to promote weight loss rather than using testosterone replacement."

So fellas, take this motivation and run with it ... to your local gym. Every bit helps your cause and I'm certain this is a cause close to, both, you and your ego.

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