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    Default Testosterone and cholesterol

    I am trying to find out about how testosterone is made from cholesterol and how the levels of LDL and HDL either high or low effect testosterone levels.

    is it simply a case of just having higher total cholesterol to increase testosterone higher, with the levels of the 2 lipoproteins LDL and HDL whatever they may be not important for higher T levels?

    Or is the total cholesterol levels less important, and is it a case of higher LDL or higher HDL levels that increase T levels?

    Is testosterone increased by high LDL or High HDL levels?

    Is low LDL good or bad for testosterone levels?


    Thanks so much for intelligent replys

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    That's very deep and in depth into the medical science of the body most of which you don't really need to know. Testosterone like all other hormone's is a derivative of cholesterol it needs some cholesterol in the body to make it. It doesn't work when you say i have high cholesterol i will high testosterone the body isn't bothered about that it takes more from the body to make test.

    When some Steroids are taken Bad Cholesterol is Increased and good Cholesterol is decreased It is one of those things that happens as a side effect for something the body doesn't really need i.e. (Extra Testosterone)

    Estrogen in particular seems to be responsible for keeping good HDL cholesterol elevated. Although other hormones such as testosterone and particularly DHT may raise total and LDL cholesterol, it seems they do this by overpowering estrogen.

    For example, DHT or Dihydro-testosterone has anti-estrogen properties. So, by reducing estrogen, HDL goes down which should cause raise in LDL and total cholesterol.



    Hepatic lipase is responsible for clearance of HDL cholesterol, while LPL takes care of cellular uptake of free fatty acids and glycerol. Male hormones, especially powerful androgens such as DHT stimulate hepatic lipase which causes a reduction in HDL cholesterol.


    Since HDL helps clear out excess LDL cholesterol from the bloodstream, reduction in one causes the other one to rise.

    So i wouldn't worry about it and i am NOT a doctor but try and find one who can explain it better than that.

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