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One Major Effect the Keto Diet Has on Men, Says News Study

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Listen up, fellas. According to research presented at the 23rd European Congress of Endocrinology , a low-calorie ketogenic (keto) diet has been shown to improve sex hormone levels in overweight and obese men. In the first study of its kind, investigators from Italy examined the potential effects this eating pattern could have on weight loss , along with testosterone and sex hormone levels called sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) since obesity can lead to low testosterone (typical symptoms of which include low sex drive and difficulty getting an erection). In order to test this theory, the authors instructed 17 overweight or obese men who didn't have diabetes to follow an 800-calorie-a-day keto diet for four weeks. Tests were performed before and after the one- and four-week marks of the study. RELATED: 5 Ways To Master The Keto Diet, According To Experts At the end of the study, the participants showed a significant decrease in body weight, fat mass, and body mass index (BMI