Effect of obesity and fertility status on sex steroid levels in men.

  title={Effect of obesity and fertility status on sex steroid levels in men.},
  author={Jonathan P. Jarow and John Kirkland and Donald Koritnik and William T. Cefalu},
  volume={42 2},
Endocrine studies were performed on fertile and infertile obese men and compared with fertile and infertile nonobese men in order to determine the independent and codependent effects of obesity and fertility status on the male hypothalamic-pituitary gonadal axis. The obese infertile group exhibited significant endocrinologic changes as compared with fertile nonobese control group which was not observed in any of the other three groups. Serum testosterone was significantly lower. The… CONTINUE READING


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