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Do We Need to Give Up Alcohol to Lose Weight? Not Necessarily

People trying to lose weight — or not gain weight — are frequently advised to “lay off the booze.” Although organizations like Weight Watchers offer ways to drink wisely within their plans, alcohol, with seven calories a gram and no compensating nutrients, is commonly thought to derail most efforts at … Continue reading

Symptomatic response to testosterone treatment in dieting obese men with low testosterone levels in a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Background: Obese men commonly have reductions in circulating testosterone and report symptoms consistent with androgen deficiency. We hypothesized that testosterone treatment improves constitutional and sexual symptoms over and above the effects of weight loss alone. Methods: We conducted a pre-specified analysis of a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial at a tertiary … Continue reading

Vitamin D – Why You are Probably NOT Getting Enough

WHAT VITAMIN DO WE need in amounts up to 25 times higher than the government recommends for us to be healthy? What vitamin deficiency affects over half of the population, is almost never diagnosed, and has been linked to many cancers, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic … Continue reading

Poor Oral Health May Signal Prostate Issues

Treating gum disease reduces symptoms of prostate inflammation (prostatitis). Prostatitis is a chronic inflammation of the prostate gland that can compromise a man’s quality of life.  Naif Alwithanani, from Case Western Reserve University (Ohio, USA), and colleagues studied 27 men, ages 21 years and older, each of whom were diagnosed … Continue reading

Testosterone Replacement May Lower Cardiovascular Risks

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is associated with a lower risk of adverse cardiovascular (CV) events among men with testosterone deficiency, according to a new study. Researchers led by T. Craig Cheetham, PharmD, MS, of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, identified a retrospective cohort of 44,335 men aged 40 years … Continue reading

Estrogen Dominance In Men

How it is ruining your health and virility, and what you need to do to prevent It Estrogen dominance is often thought of as a female-only disorder, however men suffer with it as well, and overexposure to estrogen-like compounds (xenoestrogens), has made it increasingly common. Understanding Male Estrogen Dominance The … Continue reading

Study of 52,000 men uncovers the genetics underlying male pattern baldness

A genomic study of baldness identified more than 200 genetic regions involved in this common but potentially embarrassing condition. These genetic variants could be used to predict a man’s chance of severe hair loss. The study, led by Saskia Hagenaars and W. David Hill of The University of Edinburgh, United … Continue reading

What causes heart disease

As 2016 draws to an end, I believe that a change is in the air. The dietary guidelines, or perhaps I should call them the ‘dietary misguidedlines’, are under a sustained attack. This, finally, may actually result in success. We will be able move on from believing that fat, or … Continue reading

Statin cholesterol drugs are for bread-eaters

Much of the $23 billion spent each and every year on statin drugs is really targeting the treatment of “high cholesterol”—but actually unhealthy distortions in lipoproteins—created by consuming grains. Most people, unfortunately, continue to focus on fat consumption, especially saturated fat, as the cause for high cholesterol and have been … Continue reading

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

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