Posts Tagged ‘men’

Male Infertility? Are we on our way towards extinction?!

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My Nonna (Grandma in Italian) once told me, ‘Oggi, non fanno gli uomini come prima’. Translation: “Today they don’t make men like before”. Well, she called it, because with recent news of male fertility rates dropping, apparently something is happening to our men. A very well designed study recently found a steady and significant decline…

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It's all connected – Thyroid, Prostate, Testosterone and Vitamin A.

It’s all connected! Thyroid hormone, Testosterone, Prostate Cancer and Vitamin A. Long Story Short: BCO, the enzyme that makes vitamin A from B-carotene, may also be responsible for making Testosterone. Thyroid hormone controls BCO. Hypothyroid > Slow BCO > Low T > Poor prostate health/Low Libido/Decreased lean muscle A study testing mice found that when…

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Help men…Through their women.

Long Story Short Men ignore their health 48% of men will discuss their health with their spouse before their doctor. Only 5% of men will discuss their bedroom issues with their male friends 60% of men won’t visit their doctor for a serious health issue Silver Lining! 19% of men will go to the doctor to stop…

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Movember- Not just about mustaches: Stop men from dying too young

Long Story Short Movember is about: Prostate Cancer Testicular Cancer Mental Health Physical activity Men’s health is beyond physical, it’s mental and emotional. Its all connected. Being a men’s health expert means knowing more than just the physical issues but the mental and emotional It’s not all about men. Women too are key in keeping…

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Saturated fats – Are they dangerous for prostate cancer?

Long Story Short Retrospective study of 1854 male patients between 40-79 with a diagnosis of prostate cancer [1] A high saturated fat diet was associated with increased aggressive prostate cancer (CaP). Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA) was inversely associated with CaP aggressiveness (*statistically insignificant). Those with more aggressive CaP ate more calories, more fat and more…

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Ashwagandha – Bigger, Leaner, Stronger

Long story short: In young men (n=50, age of ~28 years) participating in a weight training program, given 300mg of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera – standardized to 5% withanolides) twice daily: Randomized, Placebo controlled clinical trial (Considered the gold standard set-up) Increased muscle strength (bench press, leg extension)* Increases in total testosterone* Lowered body fat* Increased arm…

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Antibacterial Soaps – Making men less… Manly.

Long Story Short: Antibacterial soaps (Triclosan) don’t work. Antibacterial soaps are not benign. Antibacterial soaps may impact your hormones. Triclosan may impact women and their unborn children. I still can’t help my friend with her men acting womanly issue.   A few weeks ago a good med school friend was ranting to me about how men today seem…

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