Researchers have recognized links between low testosterone and certain medical conditions. One study showed that in men over the age of 45, the odds of having low testosterone were:
Recent studies have shown that as men age, they actually lose more muscle mass than women of the same age due to the loss of testosterone.
Obese and overweight men have overall lower testosterone levels compared to their age-related counterparts because excess belly fat is known to convert testosterone to estrogen (a mainly female hormone). Testosterone optimization can help with excessive belly fat deposition, subsequently increasing available testosterone hormone for the body’s use.