BREAKING: Increased Testosterone Levels Linked With Lean Muscle Mass
Shocking News: Well not really, unless of course you are new to the benefits of testosterone and how it can benefit you.
Studies have shown that higher concentrations of testosterone serum, dihydrotestosterone and estradiol correlate with decreases in fat mass and improved levels of lean muscle mass in men who are otherwise healthy yet had been medically castrated.
Yes, that is right, they had been medically castrated.
However, it seems that when your sex glands produce very little or next to no testosterone which is known as hypogonadism, it massively affects your body composition.
Not only that, low levels of testosterone also have a negative effect on muscle mass, bone mass, an increased risk of diabetes, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, early mortality but even worse…loss of sexual function if not treated according to studies by the University of Washington, USA.
The participants consisted of 48 men who were administered acyline injections which rendered them medically castrated.
Before the medical castration each of the men aged 22 to 25 were considered to be of good health with normal testosterone levels.
They were split in to groups with one group being administered testosterone gel or they were given a placebo.
Their testosterone levels, dihydrotestosterone and estradiol were measured every 2 weeks.
As was their body composition along with fasting serum adiponectin, leptin, glucose and insulin concentrations at baseline.
The results demonstrated that those participants who were treated with testosterone gel saw a significant difference in lean mass.
Therefore a direct correlation was established between lean mass and testosterone levels.
This is the opposite to fat mass and testosterone whereby an inverse correlation was reported.
Notably, the participants’ body weights were stable throughout he study.
These findings support the theory that the sex steroid has a dependency with body composition in men.