Today, the average American’s diet consists mainly out of processed foods, with refined carbohydrates making up the bulk of it. Let’s me give you an example: In the morning they’ll have a bowl of cereal or toast (generally white bread), some form of grain for lunch, say, a hamburger, hotdog, or sandwich, and then for dinner it might be pasta or pizza. All these processed carbs lead to spiked insulin levels. Continually elevated insulin levels cause a disruption in the central hormone pathways, and in turn can suppress testosterone production .
“The trials’ results indicate that, for older men with low sexual function, testosterone treatment can contribute to improved function,” said Evan Hadley, ., director of NIA’s Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology. “In contrast, though, the results don’t indicate that testosterone treatment for older men with low walking ability or vitality will improve these conditions to a great extent. Additional trial arms tested effects on other aging-related outcomes, and we are looking forward to their results to help provide further insights into testosterone use in older men.” Older men should consult their physicians if considering a testosterone treatment, Hadley emphasized.