Sugar-sweetened beverages consumption is significantly associated with low serum testosterone


In a study recently published, it has been demonstrated that sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake is associated with low serum testosterone levels among men aged 20-39 years in the United States

Among all subjects (N = 545), 486 (90.4%) had normal testosterone levels (defined as ≥231 ng/dL) and 59 (9.6%) had low testosterone levels (defined as < 231 ng/dL). Multivariate logistic regression revealed the odds of low testosterone was significantly greater with increasing SSB consumption. After adjusting for possible confounding variables, BMI was an independent risk factor for low testosterone level; subjects with BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2 had a higher risk of having a low testosterone level than those with BMI < 25 kg/m2


Chen L, Xie YM, Pei JH, et al. Sugar-sweetened beverage intake and serum testosterone levels in adult males 20-39 years old in the United States. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2018;16:61..

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