State of the Two Arts: Obesity and Testosterone in JAMA and on TV
Posted Sep 20 2012 7:59am
JAMA’s new theme issue on obesity (linked table of contents below) has a point counter point in a network TV new report on the male boomer interest in testosterone .
Visceral fat in men converts testosterone into estrogen. That causes or exacerbates dulled sex drive, poor energy, irritability, insomnia, erectile dysfunction, loss of muscle mass and more. All from belly fat.
In this new ABC clip, a 57 year old uses T for an edge in work, and proudly shows off his biceps. He’s lost 30# and feels great (stopping the estrogen conversion helps).
But could have he done this without the injections? It doesn’t appear that his level was clinically low.
Health Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery After 6 Years Ted D. Adams, PhD, MPH; Lance E. Davidson, PhD; Sheldon E. Litwin, MD; Ronette L. Kolotkin, PhD; Michael J. LaMonte, PhD; Robert C. Pendleton, MD; Michael B. Strong, MD; Russell Vinik, MD; Nathan A. Wanner, MD; Paul N. Hopkins, MD, MSPH; Richard E. Gress, MA; James M. Walker, MD; Tom V. Cloward, MD; R. Tom Nuttall, RRT; Ahmad Hammoud, MD; Jessica L. J. Greenwood, MD, MSPH; Ross D. Crosby, PhD; Rodrick McKinlay, MD; Steven C. Simper, MD; Sherman C. Smith, MD; Steven C. Hunt, PhD JAMA. 2012;308(11):1122 doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11164