A receding hairline can be a good thing, according to US scientists, who say men who go bald by 30 appear to be less likely to develop prostate cancer. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine studied 2,000 men aged between 40 and 47. They were able to link high levels of the male hormone testosterone in those who lose their hair earlier with a lower risk of tumours. The findings are published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology. Half of the men in this study had suffered prostate cancer. Researchers compared the rate of tumours in those who said their hair had thinned by the age of 30 with those who did not suffer hair loss. Baldness 'could be good for your health' say scientists
Men who consumed large quantities of dietary fat had significantly lower sperm production and concentration than men who had lower fat intake, results of a clinical study showed. Sperm count and concentration were about 40% lower in men whose diet derived 37% or more of calories as fat or 13% or more of calories as saturated fat, as compared with men who had less fat intake. The strength of the association increased after controlling for body mass index (BMI) and other lifestyle factors. Higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with better sperm morphology, investigators reported online in Human Reproduction. %20Sperm Quality Linked to Dietary Fat - in Urology, General Urology from MedPage Today
Testosterone May Help Depressed Men, American Longevity Center Confirms NewsRx.com Miami, FL - American Longevity Center, an advanced anti-aging and proactive health clinic, says men who are unsuccessfully battling depression with prescription medicine should also have their testosterone levels checked. Studies have shown dramatic improvements in men taking testosterone supplements along with anti-depressants (see also Depression). Testosterone is an essential hormone for men. Testosterone affects a man's attitude, his level of self-confidence, his energy and sex drive.
Science of the orgasm AS they seek to document and demystify one of life's great thrills, scientists have run across some real head-scratchers. How, for example, can they explain the fact that some men and women who are paralyzed and numb below the waist are able to have orgasms? How to explain the "orgasmic auras" that can descend at the onset of epileptic seizures -- sensations so pleasurable they prompt some patients to refuse antiseizure medication? And how on Earth to explain the case of the amputee who felt his orgasms centered in that missing foot? No one -- no sexologist, no neuroscientist -- really knows. For a subject with so many armchair experts, the human orgasm is remarkably mysterious.
Penis length cannot be determined by how big his hands or feet are -- those and other supposed indicators have been widely discredited for years. But now a team of Korean researchers has produced what may be a more reliable guide: the ratio of the length of his index finger to that of his ring finger. The lower that ratio, the longer the penis may be, the researchers wrote Monday in the Asian Journal of Andrology. Penis length: Research find new way to measure penis length
It's been well documented that married people have sex more often than single people do. But it's not always great sex. If you're looking to recapture the manic sexual frenzy of your first months together, fuzzy handcuffs and herbal supplements just won't cut it. In fact, you'll probably feel just as stymied as you did before you tried to amp up the action, says Sandra Scantling, Psy.D., a certified sex therapist. "People think lust is a prerequisite for having great sex, but it's just one biological piece of attraction," she cautions. So what will elevate the ecstasy? Relationships: Better Sex
Pushup Exercise Tips: Men What You're Doing Wrong You're letting your hips sag as you raise and lower your body. Perfect Your Form 1. "When you're in a pushup position, your posture should look the same as it would if you were standing up straight and tall," says Vern Gambetta, the owner of Gambetta Sports Training Systems, in Sarasota, Florida. "So your hips shouldn't sag or be hiked, and your upper back shouldn't be rounded."
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The Supplement Center at MensHealth.com What it does: Melatonin, a hormone naturally produced by the pea-sized pineal gland in your brain, is an essential piece of your circadian rhythm. The time-release version of this pill causes levels of melatonin in the blood stream to steadily rise instead of dumping it in all at once. The theory is that it will help you stay asleep, but trials have yet to find time-release tablets better or more effective than standard ones. Why you might need it: At night, the brain churns out increasing levels of melatonin, which makes you feel groggy and helps you nod off.
The Best Smoothie Ingredients: Men You can boost your brain, build muscle, burn fat, and help your heart in less than one minute: Just mix up a smoothie and slurp. It's that simple—if you include these dozen add-ins that not only pack health benefits, but also make your shake taste even better. TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH, BODY, AND LIFE!