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    polo is offline New Member
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    Metabolism and Test Levels?

    how much would ones test level effect their metabolism? would someone with low test levels have a slower metabolism, than someone with normal test levels? and does the addition of test, either from HRT or during a cycle, speed up the metabolism of someone with naturally low test levels? Any help would be greatly apperciated.

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    I'll take a stab at this...

    Indirectly, yes - testosterone levels effect metabolism. However directly testosterone does not have an effect on fat mass - on the contrary it could poromote it (probably due to estrogen conversion for the most part). BUT - testosterone does increase fat-free mass, muscle size, strength and power, fat mass, hemoglobin, HDL cholesterol, and IGF-I levels - which will increase your overall metabolism. Read this AJP abstract from the American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism.

    Here is a direct link that searches abstracts on metabolism and testosterone.
    Last edited by Warrior; 02-23-2003 at 12:09 PM.

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