Aside from the commonly known diseases incriminated by obesity such as diabetes, high cholesterol levels, hypertension and heart disease, the deleterious effects on male reproduction could not be overlooked. Some studies have shown that testosterone levels may be reduced and estrogen levels are occasionally elevated among obese patients. On a different level, numerous studies have displayed the deleterious impact of obesity on the testis, causing major sperm defects and hence significant fertility suppression.
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