A meta- analysis to evaluate the effects of body mass index on reproductive hormones in men Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective To assess the effects of overweight (25< BMI< 30) and obesity (BMI> 30) on reproductive hormones in men at reproductive age. Design A systematic search was conducted using MEDLINE/PubMed, SJU discover and Google Scholar to identify all relevant studies published up to 2017 (April). Participants were men from IVF/male infertility clinics and general population. The outcome measures were serum levels of testosterone, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), and estradiol. Materials and Methods Each reproductive hormone was evaluated separately and independently. The study groups were stratified and compared according to body mass index (BMI) categories based on WHO classification-Normal, Overweight (OW), and Obese (OB). Subgroup analysis included population type-infertile men versus fertile …

publication date

  • September 30, 2017