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Obesity is an independent risk factor for low serum testosterone in adult males
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Objectives: Obesity and increased weight are recognized risk factors of hypogonadism. This study looked into the relation between body mass index (BMI) and serum testosterone level.
Patients and Methods: This was a prospective study of 664 patients. All patients had BMI calculation and serum Testosterone measurement. Patients with any other possible cause for hypogonadism were excluded from the study.
Results: Statistical analysis of the results showed an inverse correlation between the BMI and serum testosterone.
Conclusion: Increasing BMI is an independent risk factor in lowering serum testosterone.