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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Men with high amounts of body fat tend to have low levels of testosterone and elevated estradiol levels. These hormonal changes do not appear to effect sperm production, however.

______ True    ______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Men with high amounts of body fat tend to have

low levels of testosterone and elevated estradiol levels. These hormonal changes do not appear to effect sperm production, however” is true or false.

Introduction: High level of body fat can adversely affect fertility in both men and women. It leads to hormonal and metabolic changes in the body. Metabolic and hormonal changes can influence the reproductive processes of ovulation and sperm development in women and men, respectively.

Explanation

Men with high amounts of body fat experience problem with fertility due to hormonal changes in the body, which disrupt the metabolism of testosterone in fat tissue. Fat tissue converts the testosterone hormone to estradiol with the help of aromatase enzyme, which leads to elevated estradiol levels in the body...

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