Testosterone vs. Estrogen

Fat cells contribute to estrogen production–it is, in fact, a reason many women put on an average of 10 pounds during menopause.  But excess fat contributes to increased estrogen.  In men, it can also contribute further to reduction in testosterone–a double whammy.  To add fuel to the fire, beer is very estrogenic, further boosting not only extra calories and weight gain (e.g., that “beer belly”) but increasing estrogenic activity.   Weight loss can help reduce their estrogen burden and increase effective testosterone.  If you’re a beer drinker, you may achieve both weight loss and reduced estrogen by stopping your beer consumption.  Read article here.

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