Diet-hormone interactions: protein/carbohydrate ratio alters reciprocally the plasma levels of testosterone and cortisol and their respective binding globulins in man.

@article{Anderson1987DiethormoneIP,
  title={Diet-hormone interactions: protein/carbohydrate ratio alters reciprocally the plasma levels of testosterone and cortisol and their respective binding globulins in man.},
  author={Kirsty E Anderson and William K Rosner and Muhammad Aamir Saeed Khan and Maria I. New and Songya Pang and P. S. Wissel and A. Kappas},
  journal={Life sciences},
  year={1987},
  volume={40 18},
  pages={
          1761-8
        }
}
The aim of this study was to determine if a change in protein/carbohydrate ratio influences plasma steroid hormone concentrations. There is little information about the effects of specific dietary components on steroid hormone metabolism in humans. Testosterone concentrations in seven normal men were consistently higher after ten days on a high carbohydrate diet (468 +/- 34 ng/dl, mean +/- S.E.) than during a high protein diet (371 +/- 23 ng/dl, p less than 0.05) and were accompanied by… CONTINUE READING