Alcohol and Low Testosterone

There are some significant statistics which stand out to me as a man this morning. Men are men because of testosterone but yet, “One in four men [over the age of] 30 have low testosterone, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Alcohol and Low Testosterone Findings

Chronic low testosterone can lead to decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis, sleep disturbance, depressed mood, lethargy, and diminished physical performance. One of the best ways to protect your testosterone levels is to limit yourself to one or two alcoholic drinks a day. A simple blood test by your doctor can tell you where you stand.”

Alcohol Consumption

There are so many studies showing that more than two drinks a day is harmful to your body while countless others say alcohol intake is good in moderation. I’m beginning to believe wholeheartedly that 1-2 alcoholic drinks a day of any kind should be mandatory for optimal health. This alcohol low testosterone finding is but one of many however that make me draw the line at two drinks. 

Alcohol consumption and longevity are closely related.  Too much alcohol consumption shortens your life span but a little actually lengthens it.  Additionally alcohol consumption is closely related to physical ability in old age as well as mild cognitive impairment.  These are two things every person should seek to improve in tandem.

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
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