An innovative study finds out some facts about male aging. Australian researchers found that low testosterone causes are some lifestyle factors such as smoking and obesity, in addition to depression.
The study find out that age is not a factor of low testosterone. Professor of medicine at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, Australia said that low testosterone levels are not an expected part of the aging process. However, changes in testosterone are determined by smoking behavior and changes in health such as obesity and depression.
With the exception of heart disease, issues surrounding men’s health on a group or population level are surprisingly underdeveloped. Many older men have low levels of the sex hormone testosterone. However, its causes are not known.
A study supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia analyzed testosterone measurements in more than 1,500 men. On average, testosterone levels did not decline significantly more than five years; relatively, they decreased less than 1 percent each year, the authors reported.
Men with low testosterone levels have more chances to become obese. Smoking and depression also leads to low testosterone however, stopping smoking may be a cause of a slight decrease in testosterone for short term, and the benefit of quitting smoking is huge.
A past research shows an association between depression and low testosterone. Testosterone is an important hormone that performs many body functions including a healthy body composition maintenance, fertility and sex drive.
Doctors say that low testosterone levels are not a natural part of aging however; they may be due to health-related behaviors or health status itself. Regular sexual activity tends to increase testosterone, according to reports.
Testosterone, the most significant hormone, decline due to unhealthy life style and not due to old age, according to the recent study. Smoking and depression are the two main factors of low-t. Avoid both of these factors to enjoy a healthy life style.
(Blog Post written By Nationwide Synergy Inc.)
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