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New Research Reveals Testosterone’s Role in Diabetes Prevention

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A recent study has found that higher testosterone levels in men under 65 reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

The results of the study investigating the correlation between testosterone levels and the risk of type 2 diabetes were presented at the 2024 Endocrine Society Annual Meeting (ENDO 2024).

Testosterone, a male hormone, plays various roles in our bodies. Notably, it enhances libido, concentration, memory, and muscle mass. It also reduces body fat and promotes bone density and growth. It positively impacts overall physical vitality.

As men age, their testosterone levels decrease, leading to symptoms such as reduced libido, lethargy, and decreased muscle endurance.

Researchers from the University of Adelaide studied the correlation between testosterone levels and the risk of type 2 diabetes in 1,315 adult males.

At the start of the study, none of the participants were receiving testosterone replacement therapy or had diabetes or cancer. After five years of tracking and observation, 110 participants were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

The study found that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes was lower in those with higher levels of testosterone in their blood. This was the result even after adjusting for factors that influence the onset of type 2 diabetes, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, age, waist circumference, family history, medication, and physical activity.

However, the diabetes prevention effect of testosterone was not significantly evident in those over the age of 65.

Based on these results, the researchers concluded that adults under 65 with higher testosterone levels are associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

Daniel Kim
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