Testosterone injections lead to weight loss in obese men

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A German study has found that testosterone injections can lead to long-term weight loss in obese men, with men who weighed an average of 18 stones (114 kg) experienced 4 and 3 pounds (27 kg) decreases in weight. Over a decade as part of the study.

According to the British Daily Mail, BMI moved (BMI) From the “severe obesity” category, 36.8, to the “overweight”, at 28.8, just four points below the healthy weight range. In comparison, men who did not receive testosterone therapy saw their weight gain by nearly a stone each (6 kg)..

They were also more than four times more likely to die during the follow-up period, especially from heart attacks and strokes, and almost all had type 2 diabetes, and the researchers said their findings should help advance testosterone injections as an alternative to weight-loss surgery. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) For men with abnormally low testosterone which can affect energy levels, mood and sex drive.

Women were not included in the study nor was it clear how their bodies would respond, bearing in mind that naturally high levels of the female hormone testosterone are associated with weight gain, acne, excessive hair growth, and fertility problems, these are symptoms of conditions such as PCOS. (PCOS) , As there is an increase in testosterone production and birth disorders.

However, women are sometimes given testosterone medications to help treat menopause, when testosterone and other hormones are naturally low..

The research was presented, led by consultant andrologist Dr. Farid Saad at the pharmaceutical company Bayer AG In Berlin, at the European and International Obesity Congress (ECOIC) For this year.

Dr. Saad said: “Long-term treatment of testosterone in men with low testosterone resulted in profound and continuous weight loss which may have contributed to a reduction in mortality and cardiovascular disease. Untreated men suffering from hypogonadism gained weight..

We believe that testosterone therapy should be discussed with patients as an alternative to surgery and should be considered for male patients who cannot undergo surgery..”

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