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Iron in Your Blood

Iron is essential for human life, as it is a key part of various proteins and enzymes, involved in the transport of oxygen and the regulation of cell growth and differentiation, among many other uses. One of the most important roles of iron is to provide hemoglobin (the protein in … Continue reading

Muscles Fight Cancer – The Science Behind Outmuscling Cancer

Written by: Colin Champ, MD Several years back a scientific article revealed that those of us with high “muscular strength” have a lower risk of becoming a victim to cancer – a 40% lower risk to be exact.1After assessment of almost 9,000 men aged 20-82, scientists found that men with … Continue reading

DHEA

DHEA or Dehydroepiandrosterone, is the most abundant steroid found in the human blood stream. It is also one of the most reliable bio-markers of aging. DHEA is secreted by the adrenal glands, and also produced in the gonads (testes and ovaries), and the brain. It is sometimes called the “mother … Continue reading

New skin patch device analyzes sweat during physical activity

A new skin patch device has been created for analyzing sweat during exercise. The results collected from the patch are then sent to a smartphone. This information offers a valuable insight into the person’s state of health, for example, whether they require more hydration or whether their electrolyte levels are … Continue reading

Long-Term Metformin Use Linked with Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Long-term use of the popular diabetes drug metformin is linked with vitamin B12 deficiency and anemia, according to new research that solidifies some previous research. “We have essentially confirmed what many smaller studies have suggested,” says Jill Crandall, MD, professor of clinical medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, … Continue reading

Low DHEA Predicts Coronary Heart Disease

Men with low blood levels of DHEA may be at increased risk of developing coronary heart disease events.  The most abundant steroid in the human body, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is involved in the manufacture of testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and corticosterone.  Claes Ohlsson, from Sahlgrenska Academy (Sweden), and colleagues monitored 2,614 men, … Continue reading

Solutions for Common Prostate Problems

By the time men reach their 50s or 60s, it is almost inevitable that they will experience difficulties related to their prostate gland. Common symptoms include more frequent need to urinate, waking up during the night to “go,” or trouble even “going” at all. These signs should not be ignored … Continue reading

The type, not just the amount, of sugar consumption matters in risk of health problems

The type of sugar you eat—and not just calorie count—may determine your risk for chronic disease. A new study is the first of its kind to compare the effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function. The paper is published ahead of print in the American Journal … Continue reading

Low T & Low D: A Deadly Duo

A new study sheds some light, albeit a disturbing illumination, on men who carry both low free testosterone and low Vitamin D levels. The study was published in February of 2012 and consisted of 2,069 men*.  It’s findings concluded that when men were deficient in free testosterone and deficient in … Continue reading

Post-Meal Coffee Changes Metabolic Markers

When enjoyed after a meal, coffee may increase levels of an appetite-regulating hormone, improve blood sugar levels, and boost endothelial function. Coffee contains a number of compounds – most notably, polyphenols that numerous previous studies suggest exert beneficial effects for metabolic and cardiovascular disorders.  Japanese researchers enrolled 19 healthy men … Continue reading

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