Low testosterone levels? Try losing weight then!
Weight loss can help boost testosterone levels in obese and over weighed middle aged men, a new study finds. Frances Hayes and team conducted this research at St. Vincent’s University Hospital has found weight loss being helpful in increasing testosterone levels in middle aged men, up to 50%.
The study was carried out on as many as 900 with an average age of 54, who are obese and have had pre-diabetes.
Since overweight is one of the few main reasons for low testosterone levels in men, Frances Hayes and team studied the link between weight loss and testosterone levels deeply.
The 900 men were divided into three categories, and were given three different treatments to boost testosterone levels. 293 of them were advised to change lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise to lose weight, 305 on diabetic medication and 293 men on placebo treatment.
By the end of the study, the men who were on weight loss lost about 17 pounds, and increased their testosterone levels significantly.
Frances Hayes, the co-author of the study asked doctors to encourage their obese or overweighed patients to lose weight before starting any hormonal treatments or testosterone therapy.
The team presented this study at 94th annual meeting of Endocrine Society, held at Houston, Texas.
Weight loss not only helps men boost their testosterone levels, but also reduces the risk of diabetes, and many weight related health problems.