Not to mention, I might have been a little more intelligent as well because growth hormone helps with brain development. The precursor to all of this was healthy dietary fats and cholesterol, something I got very little of growing up. And my father would constantly put me down about how physically weak and slow I was compared to all the other kids when I was playing sports. He’d tell me “you need to gain weight”. And coincidentally my mother was and still is very obese. She was almost morbidly obese when I was a kid, she ate nothing but cheesits, potato chips, ice cream, twinkies. Not kidding.
If testosterone deficiency occurs during fetal development, then male characteristics may not completely develop. If testosterone deficiency occurs during puberty, a boy’s growth may slow and no growth spurt will be seen. The child may have reduced development of pubic hair, growth of the penis and testes, and deepening of the voice. Around the time of puberty, boys with too little testosterone may also have less than normal strength and endurance, and their arms and legs may continue to grow out of proportion with the rest of their body.