Updated: Jan 18
What is testosterone?
The main sex hormone and anabolic steroid in guys is testosterone. In humans, testosterone is essential for the growth of the testes and prostate, as well as for the promotion of secondary sexual traits including increased bone and muscle mass and the development of body hair.
Is testosterone a steroid?
Testosterone is a naturally occurring steroid hormone produced in the body.
Testosterone is not an illegal steroid and will not cause “roid rage” or the development of breast tissue like illegal steroids will.
Total testosterone vs Free testosterone
Total testosterone levels are determined by measuring both free and protein-bound testosterone. The most typical kind of test is this one.
Only the "active" type of testosterone is detected by a free testosterone test. Although this test is less frequent, it could be helpful for identifying some medical issues.
Free T levels are a better predictor of testosterone deficiency symptoms than levels of total T are
Healthy testosterone range for a man
Normal measurements for these tests: Male: 300 to 1,000 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL) or 10 to 35 nanomoles per liter (nmol/L)
Age-specific middle tertile levels were 409-558 ng/dL for men 20-24 years old, 413-575 ng/dL for 25-29 years old, 359-498 ng/dL for 30-34 years old, 352-478 ng/dL for 35-39 years old, and 350-473 ng/dL for 40-44 years old.
Can testosterone help with ed
Men with mild ED can benefit from testosterone replacement therapy alone, but not those with moderate or severe ED.
Can obesity decrease testosterone?
It is a well known fact that fast food is bad for you, still there is steady increase in people that are eating fast food, It is ironic that a lot of us already know that excessive consumption of junk food can lead to many health issues, but did you know that consumption of fast food can badly impact testosterone levels in males
Researchers say that obese men who eat a diet filled with pro-inflammatory foods are at the highest risk of low testosterone.
Fast food kills your testosterone
Various research have concluded that junk food leads to an substantial decrease in overall testosterone in men, According to research that was conducted on 8,877 study subjects, people who consume large portions of fast foods have high levels of DEHP, DINP and phthalates. The study participants who consume more than 33 percent of fast food as part of their daily calorie intake have 23% higher levels of DEHP and DINP. Another research conducted in 2011 to 2012 suggested that high level of phthalates reduce testosterone levels by 20 to 29 percent in males.
Another disturbing research says that an obese man regularly consumes high fat meals and snacks throughout the day he will be constantly reducing his testosterone level to 75% of normal, and given that he is likely to be low in testosterone already (given his obesity) he can ill afford this further reduction if he wants to father a child. 75 percent less testosterone will be very dangerous for the future , it can lead to severe depression and other major health problem
The consumption of a high-fat fast food meal produced a 25% fall in serum testosterone within an hour of eating, with levels remaining below fasting baseline for up to four hours.
Regularly consuming fast food and an unhealthy diet full of processed foods means your body is absorbing a high number of calories while receiving very little nutritional benefit from it. This results in extra pounds being packed onto your body and, often, a hormonal imbalance that compounds the weight gain.
So we can conclude that junk food destroys your testosterone and overall health, we should stop eating junk food as soon as possible so that we don't regret in future.
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