Study explores obesity, hormone balance and sex life quality

Study explores obesity, hormone balance and sex life qualityRecent research has shown hormonal changes and lower quality of sex life among obese men are related to the degree of obesity.

Scientists from the University of Utah looked at previous research which linked male obesity to lower sperm count and infertility, and set out to explore whether weight gain also impacts overall sex life satisfaction.

They analyzed 64 men during a two-year period who participated in the Utah Obesity Study. The weight, BMI (body mass index) and reproductive hormone levels of the participants were then measured at the beginning of the study and two years later.

“In our study population, we found that lower testosterone levels and diminished ratings for sexual quality of life were correlated with increased BMI,” says Dr. Ahmad Hammoud of the University of Utah and lead author of the study.

He added that weight loss typically resulted in a reduction in estradiol levels, an increase in testosterone levels and an increase in the sexual quality of life.

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