Posted by Aston Avery

Listen: talking testosterone

Men who have low levels of testosterone are four times more likely to develop diabetes.

A new campaign looks to empower men to understand the role that their testosterone levels have in their risk of diabetes and have open conversations about their health, so they can act with the support of medical experts.

Low testosterone causes increased body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and insulin resistance, drastically increasing men’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

New research from Ted’s Health highlights that 40% of men were unaware of the link between low testosterone and developing diabetes – with almost a third of men (31%) between the age of 35-44 not aware, rising to 60% for men over the age of 55.

Aston spoke to Professor Geoffrey Hackett, senior medical advisor to Ted’s Health.

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