In this study the researchers investigated the association between Dietary Inflammatory Index and sex hormones in a large male population (Zhang C,,2021).

Males aged 20 years old and older provided a 24-hour dietary intake history and underwent serum sex hormone testing.

This is what the reserchers found. 

Dietary Inflammatory Index tertile 3 (the most pro-inflammatory) had a 29.6% higher odds of testosterone deficiency than those in tertile 1.

A low inflammatory diet would be a diet high in nutrients with a low glycemic index.

Include a lot of vegetables which have been shown to reduce inflammation, and include beans or lentils in your meals since they have a very low glycemic index.

Avoid fast food (junk food).



Chichen Zhang 1 2, Haiyang Bian 3, Zeyu Chen 1, Bowen Tian 2, Haoyuan Wang 2, Xiang Tu 1, Boyu Cai 1, Kun Jin 1, Xiaonan Zheng 1, Lu Yang 1, Shi Qiu, The Association between Dietary Inflammatory Index and Sex Hormones among Men in the United States, J Urol. 2021 Jul;206(1):97-103.


  • Category: News
  • Author: Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Published: 2022-11-25
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