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Weight Loss Surgery can Increase Testosterone

New evidence support that overweight and obese men (men who’s BMI exceeds 30) can regain sexual satisfaction by having bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery). Obesity may have a significant impact on Male's sexual satisfaction. According to the April 2009 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Obese men may less satisfying sexual lives than their lighter counterparts. The study by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism followed heavier men for two years after weight loss surgery, and reported a better overall sexual life.

Men were asked to self-report a questionnaire about their quality of life, sexual life, and sexual performance before and after the two year study. Researchers also collected data on men's reproductive hormone levels before and after the study.

The study was conducted for two years on overweight men: men who’s BMI (body mass indexes) were 46 at the start of study.

Not surprisingly, men who have undergone bariatric surgery can expect to see their own testosterone levels increase: “Weight loss and declining BMIs in men who had weight loss surgery were directly linked with increases in all measures of testosterone levels, declines in levels of the female sex hormone estradiol and improvements in self-reported sexual quality of life.”

According to Christine Ren Fielding, MD, an associate professor of surgery and the founder and director of the New York University Program for Surgical Weight Loss in New York City, “This is a really important study.” Though the researchers only studied overweight men, some researchers think there might be some relevance to overweight Women.

“We have always had the feeling that the physiological, psycho-emotional and physical changes that occur after bariatric surgery can have positive effects on a person's sex life, but now we know.”

This is just one more benefit of weight loss surgery, along with decrease risk for diseases, increased lifespan and higher overall quality of life.

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