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Low Testosterone and NAFLD (Liver)
« on: August 02, 2013, 05:33:16 pm »
Japanese reseachers recently studied mice.  They basically castrated them and then fed them a high fat diet.  The high fat was to induce insulin resistance and coupled with the low testosterone, the mice developed fatty liver-like disease.

Interestingly enough, by giving the animals testosterone, they were able to eliminated this issue:

"Testosterone deficiency induces markedly decreased serum triglycerides, increased small dense LDL, and hepatic steatosis mediated by dysregulation of lipid assembly and secretion in mice fed a high-fat diet"

So the bottom line is that if you are showing signs of insulin resistance (high triglycerides, low HDL, high fasting insulin/blood glucose, high A1C, "pattern B", etc.) AND you are low or lowish testosterone, you really need to watch your liver.

I can remember one time when I was low T I had some high liver readings.  Perhaps this was the reason...
« Last Edit: August 02, 2013, 05:38:40 pm by PeakT »
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Low Testosterone and NAFLD (Liver)
« on: August 02, 2013, 05:33:16 pm »