The Urology Times has reported a new study that established a connection long believed to be true by practitioners that pro-inflammatory diets lead to testosterone deficiency.

A pro-inflammatory diet is one that is high on saturated fats and refined carbohydrates and low on vegetables and fruits. This effect seems to be exacerbated in obese men, another finding that is rather intuitive to practitioners.

The study is useful not because of its pathbreaking finding but because it helps substantiate advice that has been on offer to men for a while, and so probably helps the cause of the right lifestyle adjustments.

Testosterone deficiency can have a number of effects on the male body and mind, ranging from increase in anxiety, stress and irritability to sleep difficulties to loss in muscle mass and physical strength to, indeed, a decline in libido and sexual function. To know more about these effects, and index your experience to other men, you can take this very quick self assessment right here.

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The study was conducted by Chichen Zhang, MD, and Shi Qiu, MD, of the department of urology, Institute of Urology and National Clinical Research Center for Geriatrics, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.