Lifetime exercise is associated with eugonadism in aging men: a preliminary investigation

Hayes, Lawrence ORCID logo ORCID: , Sculthorpe, Nicholas, Herbert, Peter and Grace, Fergal (2017) Lifetime exercise is associated with eugonadism in aging men: a preliminary investigation. Sport Scientific & Practical Aspects, 14 (1). pp. 11-15.

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Testosterone is an important biological hormone, which displays a gradual decline with advancing age. Exercise training has been proposed as a first-line therapy for biochemical hypogonadism (clinically low serum testosterone). As such, the present investigation compared the incidence of biochemical hypogonadism (total testosterone <11.3 nmol·L-1) in a cohort of otherwise healthy lifelong sedentary men (SED [N=24], 63±5 years), compared with a positive control group of lifelong exercisers (LEX [N=16], 60±5 years) using electrochemiluminescent immunoassay. Fisher’s exact test identified significantly more of the SED group were classified as biochemically hypogonadal than the LEX group (8/24 compared to 2/16 respectively; p<.05). These data provide preliminary evidence that exercise may protect against the development of low testosterone defined hypogonadism in aging men.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Sport Scientific & Practical Aspects
Publisher: Tuzla University
ISSN: 1840-4561
Departments: Academic Departments > Medical & Sport Sciences (MSS) > Sports and Physical Activity
Additional Information: Sport Scientific And Practical Aspects is published using the open access model. All content are available free of charge without restrictions from the journal's Website at:
Depositing User: Lawrence Hayes
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 10:13
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 18:16


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