Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine

Effect of alcohol consumption on testosterone, luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone levels in males residing in Nnewi Metropolis, Anambra state, Nigeria

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Author Details: J E. Okwara,I P. Ezeugwunne,S C. Onunkwo,E C. Ogbodo*,R A. Analike

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-6776

Print ISSN : 2394-6768

Article First Page : 13

Article End Page : 17


This study investigated the effect of alcohol consumption on some male reproductive hormone (Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), and Testosterone (TT) levels in Nnewi Metropolis. Seventy two subjects comprising of 41 male (21 acute and 20 chronic) alcohol consumers and 31 controls aged between 18 and 50 years old were recruited for this study. Anthropometric data (height, weight and body mass index (BMI) as well as socio-demographic data of the subjects were obtained. Thereafter, 5mls of blood sample was collected from each subject and dispensed into plain container and used for laboratory analysis. Serum LH, FSH, and TT levels were estimated using Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) method. The result revealed a significantly higher mean weight, BMI as well as serum LH levels respectively in alcohol consumers than in control (p<0>0.05). More so, the mean weight, BMI, as well as serum LH and FSH levels were similar in both acute and chronic alcohol consumers respectively (p>0.05), While there was a significant decrease in the mean serum TT level in chronic alcohol consumers than in acute alcohol consumers (p<0>

Keywords: Alcohol consumption, Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Testosterone, Weight, Body mass index, Hypogonadism.

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