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Table 2 Reproductive hormone levels in the two groups

From: Obesity impairs male fertility through long-term effects on spermatogenesis

  LH TT E2 SHBG cFT
  (mIU/ml) (ng/ml) (pg/ml) (nmol/L) (ng/ml)
Control 3.44 0.80 4.49 50.35 0.011
(n = 15) ±2.75 ±0.76 ±3.60 ±6.26 ±0.010
Obesity 3.20 0.59 4.39 85.13 0.003
(n = 22) ±2.76 ±0.51 ±2.45 ±9.13 ±0.002
P value 0.799 0.356 0.926 0.000** 0.031*
  1. The data are presented as the mean ± s.e.m. * P < 0.05, **P < 0.01: statistical significance compared with the control group; LH luteinizing hormone, TT total testosterone, E2 estradiol, SHBG sex hormone-binding globulin, cFT calculated free testosterone, and s.e.m. standard error of the mean