Dublin: A new study says that weight loss can help obese, middle-aged, pre-diabetic males boost low testosterone levels by almost 50 percent."Doctors should first encourage overweight men with low testosterone levels to try to lose weight through diet and exercise before resorting to testosterone therapy to raise their hormone levels," said study co-author Frances Hayes, professor at St. Vincent`s University Hospital, Dublin.The now completed US study involved nearly 900 men with prediabetes, with an average age of 54 years, also called impaired glucose tolerance, who had participated in the Diabetes Prevention Program. It showed that people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes could delay or avoid developing the disease through weight loss. Because overweight men are more likely to have low testosterone levels, Hayes and her colleagues studied the effect of weight loss on men`s testosterone levels. They excluded men from the study who had a known diagnosis of hypogonadism or were taking medications that could interfere with testosterone levels, according to a St Vincent`s statement.
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