University studies (and our own experiences at Affinity) have found that lower testosterone levels have an impact on how much body fat we carry.
Higher testosterone levels equal leaner test subjects. But, lowering subjects’ testosterone levels from a baseline average of 600 ng/dl to 300 ng/dl caused a spike in fat gain: subjects carried 36% more fat mass.
That’s a big gain in fat, and remarkably, 300 ng/dl is considered “acceptable” by the doctors of many people seeking to raise testosterone levels. I’m glad Affinity doctors and our patients decide together an ideal test level; our patients get the life-changing benefits of testosterone therapy.
If you are struggling to drop weight that used to come off easier, testosterone therapy can play an amazing role in the fat loss process. The relationship between body fat and testosterone is a tight one: What’s the first thing a medical practicioner typically tells patients attempting to lose boost testosterone levels?