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Sodas Increase Risk of Heart Disease

January 24, 2014
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According to a new study, drinking sugar-sweetened beverages (like sodas) can increase the risk of coronary heart disease in men. Researchers found that those men who consume the most sugar-sweetened drinks “had a 20% higher relative risk of CHD (coronary heart disease)” than those who drank the lease. Interestingly enough, “artificially sweetened beverage intake...
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Night Shifts Cause Cancer?

December 3, 2013
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An interesting study examined the incidence of cancer in men who worked at night vs. those who did not. For men who did work nights, the six-year study period found: 74% increase in risk of bladder cancer; 76% increase in risk of lung cancer; 103% increase in risk of colon cancer; 109% increase in...
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Walnuts Improve Sperm Quality in Men

September 3, 2013
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A study of men 21-35 years old looked at how eating 75 grams (2.6 ounces) of shelled walnuts might increase the quality of their sperm. This is particularly important for men looking to have healthy children. The study separated men into two groups, those who added walnuts to their regular diet every day for...
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Larger Waistline = Less Sex for Men

August 20, 2013
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A recent study examined if a larger waist circumference (WC) is predictive of a greater severity of lower urinary tract symptoms. The study looked at men over 40 years old who had waistlines less than 35”, 35”-40” and over 40”. The results of the study were that: “WC was significantly and positively associated with...
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Exercise Lowers Diabetes Risk

August 8, 2013
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A recent study found that men can dramatically lower their risk of type 2 diabetes through weight training and aerobic exercising. Researchers “observed a dose-response relationship between an increasing amount of time spent on weight training or aerobic exercise and lower risk of T2DM.” The study results showed that “engaging in weight training or...
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ED Medication Addiction

July 25, 2013
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A recent study explored the impact of recreational use of erectile dysfunction medications (EDM) on erectile confidence. The study found that recreational EDM users “reported lower erectile confidence and lower overall satisfaction compared with nonusers. Results were consistent with mediation, in that more frequent EDM use was inversely associated with erectile confidence, which in...
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Saturated Fat Reduces Sperm in Men

February 14, 2013
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A preliminary study examined how the consumption of total fat, saturated fat and unsaturated fat impacted sperm count and concentration in men. Researchers found that “higher total fat intake was negatively related to total sperm count and concentration.” In addition, men in the highest third of total fat intake had less than half the...
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For Men – Fitness Reduces Mortality Risks, Weight Loss Doesn’t

January 15, 2013
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A remarkable study compared fitness and weight loss to see which had the greatest impact in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease death and “all-cause mortality” (death from anything) for men. The study involved over 14,000 men with an average age of 44 years. After almost 11 ½ years, the researchers examined the results,...
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Processed Meat Increases Stroke Risk in Men

July 19, 2012
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A study from Sweden found that “consumption of processed meat, but not of fresh red meat, was positively associated with risk of stroke.” Research showed the risk of stroke was 23% greater for those men who ate the most processed meat compared to those who ate the least. Read the Abstract
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Reducing Colon Cancer Risk Different for Women and Men

January 18, 2011
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The U.S. could see 20,000 fewer cases of colon cancer each year and 10,000 fewer attributable deaths by following the recommendations found in this study, which discovered that men and women have different risk factors when it comes to colon cancer. Women can significantly reduce their risk of colon cancer with 30 minutes of...
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