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Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by new supplement

Eating a type of powdered food supplement, based on a molecule produced by bacteria in the gut, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods such as chocolate, cake and pizza, a new study suggests. Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Glasgow asked 20 volunteers to consume a milkshake that … Continue reading

Preserving Muscle in Menopause

New research suggests that taking vitamin D supplements can help women to significantly increase their muscle strength and reduce the loss of muscle mass for at least 12 years after menopause. Dr LM Cangussu, from the Botucatu Medical School at Sao Paulo State University (Brazil), and colleagues conducted the double-blind, … Continue reading

Many men with low testosterone levels do not receive treatment

The majority of men with androgen deficiency may not be receiving treatment despite having sufficient access to care, according to a report in the May 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Androgen deficiency in men means the body has lower than normal amounts of … Continue reading

Why the Kind of Body Fat You Carry Matters

All fats are not created equal. We know this because we’re constantly correcting people who get it wrong. There are good fats and bad fats and really really bad fats and fats that are conditionally good or bad. Butter isn’t corn oil isn’t fish oil isn’t monounsaturated fat isn’t palmitoleic … Continue reading

How Your Gut Controls Your Brain

Whether you’re suffering from anxiety or are just in a crabby mood, before you start poking around your head as if looking for answers, you might do well to aim a little lower: your gut. “Do you have gut instincts? Do you get butterflies in your stomach when you’re nervous? … Continue reading

Dose of nature is just what the doctor ordered

People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don’t, according to new research by Australian and UK environmental scientists. A study led by The University of Queensland (UQ) and the ARC … Continue reading

Middle-aged men: Could dwindling testosterone levels decrease sleep?

At 30 years old, male testosterone levels drop by one to two percent annually. By age 40, men’s quality of sleep begins to diminish. Could there be a link between decreased testosterone and reduced sleep? Absolutely according to Zoran Sekerovic, a graduate student from the University of Montreal Department of … Continue reading

FACTS ABOUT DIM AND MEN’S HEALTH

Several classes of chemical compounds which naturally occur in fruits and vegetables possess anticarcenogenic properties. The cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage and broccoli are particularly rich sources of such compounds, including Indole derivatives [indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and indole-3-acetonitrile], dithilthiones and isothiocyanates. Increased consumption of cruciferous vegetables is associated with reduced tumor … Continue reading

Fish and Prostate Cancer Risk: Fact or Fiction

Several scientific studies have found a reduction in prostate cancer associated with increased omega-3 intake.1-11 A recent report purportedly showed the opposite.12 This report was based on a single blood test of plasma fatty acids in a group of 834 men who were followed up to six years to assess prostate … Continue reading

Testosterone therapy improves memory in postmenopausal women

Post-menopausal women have better memory after daily treatment with a testosteronespray for six months, a new preliminary study finds. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society’s 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. “Women have a higher risk of developing dementia compared to men,” said Sonia Davison, MD, PhD, … Continue reading