Sunday, 9 February 2014

Declining testosterone levels - super article

Beginning in middle age, men’s testosterone levels begin a steady decline, culminating in the so-called “andropause,” a state defined as partial androgen deficiency.19,20 On the same time-scale, men begin to gain weight as fat, and to lose lean muscle mass. It’s now abundantly clear that these two parallel processes are related—that is, the decline in testosterone levels is a direct cause of middle-aged men’s “battle of the bulge.”21 That’s a literal statement: age-associated testosterone decline is closely associated with deposition of deep abdominal fat, a component of the metabolic syndrome.
A citation from a report entitled: "Low Testosterone Promotes Abdominal Obesity in Aging Men"
in Life Extension Magazine http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2010/oct2010_Low-Testosterone-Promotes-Abdominal-Obesity-Aging-Men_01.htm


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