Testosterone is a hormone secreted by the testes in men, in smaller quantities by the ovaries in women and also by the adrenal glands in both sexes.
For men, testosterone production takes place during fetal life, then stops at birth and begins again at puberty. This hormone plays a crucial role in spermatogenesis, the maturation of sperm. And also it affects mood and decreases the reaction to stress.
The effect of testosterone on increasing or decreasing weight
Studies have shown that excess testosterone levels in the body play a major role in influencing the fat loss process. As men with low testosterone may experience an increase in body fat. In particular, they sometimes experience gynecomastia or enlarged breast tissue.
Testosterone also has an anabolic role
It promotes bone and muscle development and stimulates the production of proteins, hence the attraction of high-level athletes.
So does excess testosterone help lose weight?
From a scientific point of view, the testosterone hormone leads to weight loss by promoting muscle growth, which in turn increases the number of calories burned, and also reduces fatigue, boosts motivation, and promotes physical activity. All of these factors play a major role in weight loss.