How a Big Mac could ruin your sex life: Fast Food causes a drop in testosterone almost immediately – and damages men's sperm
- Research by Adelaide universities found some men that fast food lowers testosterone
- Research found that the levels dropped by an hour after overweight men ate a high-fat meal
- Scientist said the effect seemed to be fat reaction in the digestive system
Overweight men who eat fast food experience an immediate drop in their testosterone levels that affect their ability to conceive, a new study has discovered.
The study found that eating a high-fat fast food meal produced a 25 percent testosterone drop in the blood of overweight men within an hour of eating.
The study, jointly conducted by Flinders University and UniSA, also found that the levels remained for up to four hours.
No association was found between fast food and testosterone levels in lean men.
A new study has shown that eating a fast food meal causes an immediate decrease in testosterone levels in overweight men
Researchers said the discovery should sound the alarm bells for overweight men who think about becoming fathers, while existing research already links obesity to reduced fertility.
The fast food used in the test was a regular meal that was purchased from a popular fast food chain and contained 51 grams of fat.
Although the fat consumed during meals reduced testosterone levels, it did not affect intravenous administration.
"Injecting fat into humans had no effect on testosterone, so it's not the fat itself, it's the passage of fat through the gut that does it," said Professor of Strategic Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Flinders University, Kelton Tremellen. The advertiser.
An earlier theory had suggested that fat was toxic to cells that produce sperm, but the problem appears to be the body's response to the fat in the digestive system.
& # 39; If people eat high-fat fast-food meals every few hours, they will constantly suppress testosterone levels and poor sperm quality & # 39 ;, said Professor Tremellen.
& # 39; But this suggests that it's not just about losing weight – it's more about what you eat. & # 39;
An earlier theory had suggested that fat was toxic to cells that produce sperm, but it appears to be the body's response to the fat in the digestive system
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