IMR Press / JOMH / Volume 11 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.31083/jomh.v11i5.15

Journal of Men’s Health (JOMH) is published by IMR Press from Volume 17 Issue 1 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Dougmar Publishing Group.

Original Research

Obesity is an independent risk factor for low serum testosterone in adult males

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1 Urologist with Elaj Medical Group, Jedda Saudi Arabia
2 Urologist with the Urology Department, Zagazig University, Egypt
3 Urologist in the Urology Department at Tudor Bilharz Institute, Giza, Egypt
4 Urologists at the St. Peter’s Andrology Centre, London, United Kingdom
5 Urologist in the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

J. Mens. Health 2015, 11(5), 30–34;
Published: 5 October 2015

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.

Metabolic Syndrome
Lifestyle medicine
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