Effects of Alcohol on Plasma Testosterone and Luteinizing Hormone Levels


  • Supported in part by Grant DA 01676-01 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, Mass. 02178.


The findings obtained in this study indicate that the major effect of ethanol on plasma testosterone levels is occurring at a peripheral (testicular) rather than central (hypothalamic-pituitary) site.