Does Male Teen Obesity Impact Testosterone Levels Later In Life?

Has Your Husband Been Overweight His Whole Life?

If the answer is yes, then there is a new study just released in the journal of Clinical Endocrinology that may be of interest to you both!

Researchers from the University of Buffalo tested the testosterone levels of obese males between the ages of 14 and 20. What they found was startling! In turns out that they had 50% lower testosterone levels than those of the same age and of normal weight.

The study was conducted because doctors had noticed that overweight men with type 2 diabetes usually suffered from low testosterone levels. They wanted to find out how far back the problems may have begun.

With these findings, researchers and doctors urge parents of young males to encourage a healthy lifestyle and weight, because it may impact their ability to start a family later in life.

The next step in their study will be to see if weight loss as a teen reverses the low testosterone levels as they get older.

So, if you are struggling to get pregnant and your husband or partner has struggled with his weight his whole life, the first step may be for him to have his hormone levels tested.


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