PAIN Male Abdominal Fat & Hormones

Sinner Chiropractic Pain Center

(253) 848-3300

fat hormones & fitnessDo hormones affect belly fat?  Does belly fat affect hormones?

A National Institute of Health (NIH) study reported in today’s edition  (September 12th 2013) of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that testosterone levels are associated with both superficial (subcutaneous) and deep (intra abdominal) belly fat accumulation as well as with a host of other factors.

198 men for this study had their testosterone levels suppressed with medication and another 202 men were additionally given a medication to suppress their body’s conversion of testosterone to estradiol.

The result of reducing these hormone levels was as follows:

  1. Muscle mass fell.
  2. Muscle size (thigh) diminished.
  3. Muscle strength diminished (as demonstrated by leg-press strength).
  4. Sexual desire declined.
  5. Deep abdominal fat (around the organs) increased.
  6. Subcutaneous fat (general fat under the skin) increased.

Often not only do hormonal levels affect strength and body fat accumulation, but in turn, fitness and body fat accumulation affects hormone levels.  This vicious cycle can often be addressed and for some will results in improvement of all of six of these factors, along with enhanced overall well-being and energy levels.  Many people are unaware of the potential benefits associated with modern treatment options.  We at Sinner Chiropractic Pain Center (253) 848-3300 feel that it is our responsibility to educate individuals on the benefits and risks associated with ALL treatment options, options which may both reduce the pain associated with arthritic joints, prevent cardiovascular disease and improve ones overall health and vitality

This information is not to be considered or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please talk to your health care provider for anything related to your health including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment advice and/or care. Always seek the advice of a health care professional. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately. If you are in the United States and are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or call for emergency medical help on the nearest telephone.