Weight loss and sex steroid metabolism in massively obese man.

Abstract

To evaluate the effect of weight loss and diet therapy on plasma sex hormone behavior in male obesity, 9 men with a BMI of 43.4 +/- 6.3 participated in an 8-week semistarvation program [whose energy content ranged from 320 to 500 k calorie/day (proteins 44 to 60 g and carbohydrates 54 to 81 g per day)] followed by a two-week hypocaloric (1000 k calorie/day… (More)

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