Reversible weight‐related increase in plasma testosterone during treatment of male and female patients with anorexia nervosa

Arnold E. Andersen, James B. Wirth, Ellen R. Strahlman

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Abstract

Plasma testosterone was measured in three males and thirty‐six female patients before and after treatment for anorexia nervosa. Low testosterone values were found before treatment, and weight gain was associated with an increase to normal levels. LH, and to a lesser extent FSH, increased during treatment, in accord with previous reports. It is suggested that in males, documentation of the return to normal testosterone levels be made one routine indicator of a return to biological health similar to the return of menstrual cycles for females.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-83
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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