Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Testosterone in men

Testosterone levels appear to be reduced in men due to:
  • high protein diets (especially vegetable protein vs. animal protein)
  • increased BMI
Levels appear to increase due to:
The relationship of soy and testosterone isn't clear. Soy is known to prevent prostate cancer. Some research suggests it doesn't affect T levels. Some research on rats shows it reduces T levels. One article links soy consumption with low T levels and erectile dysfunction.