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Archive for the ‘ Men’s Health ’ Category

22 Feb

Physical Inactivity Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk

According to a study in this month’s Cancer Causes & Control, men who hold desk jobs are more likely to develop prostate cancer than those with careers involving manual labor.

20 Feb

Higher Cancer Risk if You’re Fat

A collaborative meta-analysis of more than a quarter million cases of cancer around the globe finds clearer association between obesity and several types of cancer. The findings are reported in the latest issue of The Lancet. Following on from findings reported by the World Cancer Research fund last year, the study reveals that risk is […]

19 Feb

Top 10 Reasons to Stay Healthy

We know by now that we need to work out, need to eat the right foods and do stuff that is “healthy for us,” but sometimes when we’re waking up at 5 am to hit the treadmill before work or shunning the donuts at the breakfast meeting, its easy to lose sight of what we’re […]

18 Feb

Dear Mark: Advice for Athletes

This question came from speedingwaif in the comment boards last week. We thought it was something everyone might enjoy. Dear Mark, I’d be very interested in reading about the different nutritional needs of average folk versus athletes. For instance do we need more protein or just more calories overall? Are there foods or nutrients that […]

14 Feb

Mature Muscle?

A few weeks ago we tackled the importance of lean muscle mass in aging and its typical correlation with organ reserve. Conventional wisdom tells us that muscle is easiest to develop when you are young, that we tend to lose muscle as we age, and that it becomes more difficult to put on muscle as […]

12 Feb

The Definitive Guide to Fats

Whereas cholesterol usually gets the gold for most demonized nutritional substance, fats undoubtedly take the silver. We recently covered the cholesterol conundrum, and this week it’s time to confront the fervor over fat. Thanks for joining us today. Please make yourselves comfortable. As you know, I’ve always been a friend to many fats. But the […]

11 Feb

Dear Mark: Weightlifting Weary

After last week’s great discussion about chronic cardio, we wanted to highlight a related question we received recently. Dear Mark, I workout 5-6 days a week and do a lot of weightlifting in my routine. I’ve made good progress in the last several months, but I notice myself feeling more run down lately. Got any […]

7 Feb

High Blood Pressure and Follow-up Care

High blood pressure is a major public health threat and one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. An analysis of hospitalization and follow-up care for individuals with severe hypertension, however, shows gaping holes in the maintenance of care. Granger and colleagues at nearly two dozen institutions around the country created a special […]

5 Feb

Growing Gout Problem Linked to Sweet Drinks

Did you do a double take on this one? Yes, gout is making an uncomfortable comeback in the U.S., actually doubling in the last few decades. If you always pictured gout as a disease of the Charles Dicken’s era, you’re not alone. It’s likely history buffs knew more about it than health nuts until now. […]

25 Jan

Study Finds Exercise Prolongs Lifespan

A study published Tuesday in the online edition of the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation suggests that frequent exercise can reduce the risk of death in men. To examine the link between fitness and mortality, Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers gathered fitness data on 15,660 male VA patients undergoing treadmill testing for various medical reasons. The […]

18 Jan

Fun With Fiber: The Real Scoop

One of our most cherished pleasures in life happens to be challenging conventional wisdom (CW). You never would’ve guessed, right? After all the talk of meat and fat this week, we’ve been feeling, well, rather off. We figured it was the perfect time to take on everyone’s favorite gristly subject: fiber. CW says Americans need […]

17 Jan

Pass the Protein, Please!

Well, I’ll be —! This study on protein’s role in hunger management made our day. It’s an oldie but a goody. The amount of a hunger-fighting hormone can be increased by eating a higher protein diet, researchers report in the September issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, published by Cell Press. The hormone, known as […]

16 Jan

Let the Sun Shine In

It’s the absolute dead of winter, and many of you are subsisting in ruthlessly frigid weather. The local meteorologist cheerfully announces that, since December, you now have 19 more minutes of daylight! Yippee. It’s 4:30, and the sun hasn’t completely sunk below the icy horizon. That’s all the news from Lake Tundra! As tempting as […]

15 Jan

Drink up: Red Wine Ingredient Reduces Signs of Aging

Finally, the excuse you were looking for to hit the bottle: Researchers from Sirtris Pharmaceuticals this week announced that a derivative of an ingredient in red wine may help reverse the signs of aging! The ingredient in question is resveratol, a naturally occurring substance in wine, that stimulates a gene known as SIRT1. In previous […]

14 Jan

Dear Mark: Pondering Protein

Dear Mark, I hear conflicting advice on the percentage of protein in a healthy diet. How much protein should I be getting? The subject of protein intake is, as you’ve noticed, a contentious issue. It’s gotten a lot of attention (and scrutiny) since the Atkins and derivative diet plans became all the rage several years […]

8 Jan

Tips for Sprint Training

Though I don’t believe that the road to health is paved with incessant high endurance exercise, it doesn’t mean that I “can” cardio entirely either. Just as humans didn’t evolve to eat frosted wheat squares for breakfast, I don’t think three hours on the treadmill (or the hill over yonder) would’ve made much sense to […]

4 Jan

Work Out Wearing You Out?

Lack of sleep, stress, not washing your hands, going out the door with damp hair (according to my Mum at least). The common thread? Things that can make you sick. Now add working out to that list. Yep, according to researchers at Australia’s Griffith University, elite athletes may be more susceptible to harmful pathogens than […]

3 Jan

Breaking News In the Fight Between Raw Foodies and Grandmas Everywhere!

Raw food has gotten a lot of press lately because a number of studies have suggested cooking depletes vegetables’ key nutrients. As those of you who frequent the MDA community know, we’ve tried to stay out of the fray. In short, we support vegetables—in a pot or not. Now it’s time for an update—and a […]

27 Dec

Smart Fuel: Wine

Now this is some smart fuel we can live with! Step aside kale, move over broccoli: the best way to ward off a wintry cold is to drink red wine. You’re not reading that wrong. Not one, but two major studies have just reported evidence that those who drink wine moderately – no more than […]

19 Dec

Face It: Massage Points to Do Yourself

Do you know what the most stressful thing in your life is? The chair. Most of us sit strapped into to our office chairs for a good portion of our waking hours. Hunched over a computer, our bones and backs begin to ache. Then what do we do? Why, we sit in a car for […]

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