Physicians pointed out that in addition to being high in sodium, calories and sugar, processed foods are also a common source of trans fats, which can make boys enter menopause earlier and make it harder for girls to gain muscle and lose fat.

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[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report] The normal function of testosterone can make us gain muscle and lose fat. Xiao Jiejian, the weight management physician at Sanshu Oriole Clinic, pointed out that licorice, unsaturated fatty acids, processed foods, and alcohol will make our testosterone drop sharply, which makes boys Entering menopause early makes it more difficult for girls to gain muscle and lose fat.

Xiao Jiejian posted on his Facebook fan page "Weight Loss Physician Xiao Jiejian" that after the age of 30, male testosterone begins to decline at a rate of about 1% to 2% per year, muscle synthesis is getting less and less, metabolism is getting worse, and body weight is getting worse. Fat and visceral fat are also getting higher and higher. Decreased testosterone will also cause poor energy and lack of motivation. Girls need a little testosterone to maintain muscle and burn fat. However, the following 4 foods will cause testosterone to plummet and muscle Get less, fat is hard to burn!

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In an Italian study, boys who ate 7 grams of licorice root per day had a 26% drop in testosterone levels after just one week.

Excessive long-term use of licorice will also affect the adrenal cortex, resulting in hypernatremia and hypokalemia, and even hypertension, which should not be taken carelessly.

Unsaturated fatty acids omega-6

Many of the most common vegetable oils, including soybean, corn, and sunflower, are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids.

A study at Gifu University in Japan found 69 men and found that regular intake of polyunsaturated fats was associated with a significant reduction in testosterone levels.

This type of fat is rich in omega-6, and excessive intake can cause chronic inflammation in the body, which is worse than saturated fat.

Usually try to take in omega-3 oils that can fight inflammation, such as deep-sea fish and nuts.

manufactured food

In addition to being high in sodium, calories and sugar, processed foods are also a common source of trans fats.

The Harvard School of Public Health studied 209 men and found that those with the highest intake of trans fats had 15 percent lower testosterone concentrations than the others.

Most frighteningly, they also had a 37% reduction in sperm count and a reduction in testicular volume, which may be related to decreased testicular function.


A Spanish study of 19 healthy adults found that drinking 30-40 grams of alcohol per day, equivalent to about 2-3 glasses of red wine, reduced testosterone concentrations by 6.8% in men over 3 weeks.

Xiao Jiejian pointed out that "polycystic ovary syndrome" needs to be discussed separately, which is a metabolic disease characterized by excessive testosterone. A small study of 31 women with polycystic ovaries found that the intake of nuts can stabilize testosterone , It is not recommended to use the above methods to reduce testosterone, so as not to make insulin resistance worse.

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  • Testosterone

  • Alcohol

  • andropause

  • polycystic ovary syndrome

  • manufactured food

  • unsaturated fatty acid

  • licorice

  • Gain muscle and lose fat

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