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Bariatric surgery reverses hypogonadism in men with severe obesity

September 26, 2016

Men with severe obesity and hypogonadism who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy saw increases in total testosterone and sex hormone-binding globulin levels at 1 month and 6 months after surgery, according to recent findings.

“Hypogonadism is prevalent in extremely obese men and can be reversed with weight loss after bariatric surgery,” Patchaya Boonchaya-anant, MD, professor of medicine at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and colleagues wrote. “Increases in [total testosterone] and SHBG levels occurred early during rapid weight loss at 1 month after bariatric surgery, suggesting that insulin resistance plays a major role in [male obesity-associated secondary hypogonadism], though elevated estradiol levels persisted after bariatric surgery.”

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