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Do skinny people have more testosterone because of less fat and less estrogen?

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Dr. Piers Blackett
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Not true

The blood volume does not depend on how much fat you have, meaning that the testosterone concentration is similar in fat and thin people if the secretion is the same.
Testosterone conversion to estradiol, a form of estrogen, occurs in both fat and thin males and depends on the testosterone concentration. The conversion is slightly more if excess fat is present but rarely makes a difference.

In brief: Not true

The blood volume does not depend on how much fat you have, meaning that the testosterone concentration is similar in fat and thin people if the secretion is the same.
Testosterone conversion to estradiol, a form of estrogen, occurs in both fat and thin males and depends on the testosterone concentration. The conversion is slightly more if excess fat is present but rarely makes a difference.
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