Bariatric surgery has been proven effective at improving estrogen levels and sex drive in women as a result of weight loss and correction of hormonal imbalance that occurs on behalf of obesity. Now, a new study has proven that bariatric surgery also has the same effect on men, in that weight-loss surgery can increase a man’s testosterone levels and improve their sex drive.
The latest study was conducted and led by Dr. Sanjay Borude of Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, India. His findings were accepted by the International Federation for Surgery and Metabolic Diseases, and will be presented at a medical conference taking place this week in Montreal, Canada from August 26 through 31.
Dr. Borude took on the study after realizing that there was very little research that explored the effects of bariatric surgery on sex drive and hormones in men. For the study, Dr. Borude and team examined 19 obese men between the ages of 19 and 60 who had expressed interest in undergoing bariatric surgery to reverse obesity and related comorbidities.
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