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General Category => Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health => Topic started by: Quincy on June 28, 2013, 04:57:27 pm

Title: Fasting and Testosterone levels
Post by: Quincy on June 28, 2013, 04:57:27 pm
I wonder how many of us on the board ate breakfast before we had our bloodwork performed. According to this source, it may possibly give you readings 30% lower than actual. That could be a huge difference in diagnosing.

http://defylowt.com/index.php/blog/41-should-testosterone-be-tested-under-fasted-conditions
Title: Re: Fasting and Testosterone levels
Post by: PeakT on June 28, 2013, 05:46:51 pm
I wonder how many of us on the board ate breakfast before we had our bloodwork performed. According to this source, it may possibly give you readings 30% lower than actual. That could be a huge difference in diagnosing.

http://defylowt.com/index.php/blog/41-should-testosterone-be-tested-under-fasted-conditions

Okay, that is interesting.  There are a number of meals that have been found to lower testosterone so this doesn't surprise me one bit.  One of them, of course, is a high glycemic meal:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_glucose

I've got some other examples and am going to work on a page soon.  Great reference Quincy.

Here's the original study for those interested:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1439-0272.2012.01296.x/abstract