Most people are unaware of the fact that obesity can cause testosterone levels to decrease! As body fat increases, testosterone levels can lower because the body fat actually eats away at testosterone. People that are staying active and having a regular exercise routine help to regulate healthy muscle mass and increasing testosterone levels while also helping to reverse fat accumulation and increase lean body mass.
Testosterone builds muscle mass and low testosterone decreases muscle into fat. Fat cells cause the production of an enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogen. As there is a decrease in testosterone and an increase in estrogen, fat will develop in the chest and around the belly.
Muscle cells have receptors for testosterone called androgen receptors. When testosterone binds to the receptors, muscle fibers are maintained. Without testosterone, maintenance stops and the muscle is degraded. There is always a direct correlation between muscle mass and testosterone levels. If serious muscle loss can be noticed, get it checked out as soon as possible. We want to help you feel confident, and strong again.