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The Association between Dietary Inflammatory Index and Sex Hormones among Men in the United States

April 24, 2021

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Title The Association between Dietary Inflammatory Index and Sex Hormones among Men in the United States
Author boy_named_su
Upvotes 40
Comments 8
Date April 24, 2021 5:21 PM UTC (1 year ago)
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[–]Thorusss 27 points28 points  (4 children) | Copy Link

3% difference in average testosterone between low vs high inflammatory diet group. Expected, but quite small and not relevant effect in my view.

[–]Pm_me_socks_at_night 9 points10 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Yeah the effect of not exercising is much much larger

[–]mentalharvester 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Any numbers?

[–]boy_named_su[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Not huge, no. But somewhat interesting I thought

Other sources of inflammation out there too, like plastics and air pollution

[–]rockhardcowpoke 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Something a lot of people miss in these studies too is that there is no difference in athletic performance between average and high natural testosterone producers. There is a lot more to performance and behavior than one hormone - at natural levels. Especially looking at a tiny 3% difference

[–]MONKEworld 15 points16 points  (2 children) | Copy Link


Men adhering to a more pro-inflammatory diet appear to have a higher risk of testosterone deficiency, indicating the important role of diet in male reproductive health.

Some example inflammation scores:

Tomatoes: -0.78 Apples and berries: -0.65 Deep yellow or orange vegetables: -0.57 Poultry: -0.45 Leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables: -0.14 High-fat dairy: -0.14 Fish: -0.08 Red and organ meat: 0.02 Added sugars: 0.56 Processed meats: 0.68 Refined grains and starchy vegetables: 0.72

[–]OrdinaryDish 2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

I'm most surprised by where the starchy vegetables are.

[–]Pidjesus -1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

most are used for vegan food.. hmm

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