A Big, Fat Problem With Testosterone
Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney
Can Obesity Affect Your Sex Drive? While millions of American women are on a diet at any one time, many men just ignore those extra pounds. Things like heart disease, cancer and diabetes seem to be much more distant threats to us. The male ego also allows us to stand in front of a mirror, pot belly and all, and visualize ourselves as we were in our college years.
However, you can’t turn on the TV nowadays without seeing ads for medications to prevent erectile dysfunction and allow you to be ready “when the moment is right.” Similar ads seem to find their way into our email inbox. That appears to be a topic of much more relevance to most of us.
What if obesity caused erectile dysfunction? Would that get your attention?
That is why a recent study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism should be of great interest to all of us. This study looked at 1700 men of all weights and showed that weight gain of 30 pounds lowered testosterone levels as much as if the men had aged 10 years.
Low testosterone levels in men lead to depression, loss of muscle mass and bone density, feminization, and loss of sexual drive and performance.
The Bottom Line:
So guys, if you are not motivated to lose those extra pounds by how you look or by the increased risk of heart disease, cancer & diabetes, now you have yet another reason to shed those extra pounds.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.