Effects of Lifestyle on Men's Health: Chapter 2.3: Obesity and Men's Health

Elsevier, Effects of Lifestyle on Men's Health, 2019, Pages 149-168
Ahmet Tevfik Albayrak and Ege Can Serefoglu

Obesity is a significant health problem, especially among the people living in developed countries, which also has detrimental effects on the male urogenital system. Obesity is a constellation of clinical factors associated with an increased risk of incident cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. It is also associated with increased risks of the following urological conditions: lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH/LUTS), erectile dysfunction, hypogonadism, infertility, and prostate cancer. Weight loss improves erectile function, BPH/LUTS, hypogonadism, and infertility in obese men. Further studies are required before weight loss can be recommended for obese men with prostate cancer. This chapter will be summarizing the impact of obesity on men's health.