Obese Teen Boys Have Up to 50 Percent Less Testosterone than Lean Boys, UB Study Finds

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Results send “grim message” that obese teen males may become impotent, infertile adultsĀ  “These findings demonstrate that the effect of obesity is powerful, even in the young,” says UB’s Dandona, who led the research.

A study by the University at Buffalo shows for the first time that obese males ages 14 to 20 have up to 50 percent less total testosterone than do normal males of the same age, significantly increasing their potential to be impotent and infertile as adults.

The paper was published online as an accepted article in Clinical Endocrinology. Continue reading