A recent study by University of Adelaide has claimed that age has nothing to do with reducing testosterone levels in older men. It all depends on the health of men that hormone levels start dropping.
“It is critical that doctors understand that declining testosterone levels are not a natural part of aging and that they are most likely due to health-related behaviours or health status itself”, said University of Adelaide head of medicine, Professor Gary Wittert.
For the research, the team has examined some 1,382 men, aged between 35 and 80 years. The study got the backing from the Commonwealth's National Health and Medical Research Council. It has further been claimed that those men who had suffered from drop in hormone levels were more likely to become obese. There is need for people to understand the relevance of testosterone which are crucial for a healthy life ahead. Small changes in lifestyle can make hell lot of changes in maintaining testosterone levels, which play a crucial role in having a healthy body composition, fertility and sex drive.
While quitting smoking can reduce testosterone, it is believed that staying away from such habit would make things a lot better for men instead of seeing it in terms of testosterone levels.