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Testosterone Levels Might Improve Quickly After Weight Loss Surgery

Testosterone Levels Might Improve Quickly After Weight Loss Surgery Obese men who have weight loss surgery might see their testosterone levels – and their sex drive – improve in a month, according to new research.

It’s not unusual for obese men to have low testosterone (also called hypogonadism).

Testosterone is the hormone behind sex drive and masculine traits. In all men, some testosterone naturally converts to estrogen, which keeps bones healthy. The conversion takes place in fat cells, and since obese men have more fat, more of their testosterone becomes estrogen. As a result, their testosterone levels decline.

Past studies have found that weight loss surgery can help improve testosterone levels, but scientists weren’t sure how quickly this happens.

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