Have you been gaining excess weight? Do you eat healthy and work out, but still haven’t been able to lose those extra pounds?
Low testosterone is associated with increased body fat and inability to lose weight. Increased body fat can lower the production of testosterone levels making fat storage more likely. This can cause an unhealthy cycle of weight gain that is difficult to assume control over. Testosterone is a hormone that regulates glucose absorption, metabolism, insulin sensitivity, and fat storage. Once Testosterone levels are stabilized to a healthy level this can assist in weight loss.
A 5-year study demonstrated that men who underwent testosterone replacement lost an average of more than 30 pounds during the course of the study. Participants also saw improvements in blood sugar regulation, glucose, and weight maintenance.