According to Reuters magazine, Washington, men who are overweight (obese) generally had higher levels of testosterone are too low. Whereas, in the group of women showed the opposite.
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone for men, but is also owned by women. These hormones regulate muscle mass and bone density as well as maintaining sexual desire and physical endurance.
Testosterone levels in the body will naturally decreases with age. However, researchers from the New England Research Institute found that men who had a weight gain of at least 13.6 kilograms will experience a loss of testosterone levels that are comparable with the man at the age of 10 years.
Decline in testosterone levels were also seen in the group of men who experience trauma, such as a divorce or loss of a family member. The calculations are based on a sampling of 1,677 men up to a different time.
Meanwhile, other research also shows that women who are overweight at puberty have the opposite problem. Women who are overweight have testosterone levels about two to five times higher than in women who have normal weight.