Men's Health

Getting Active in their Leisure-time helped Middle-Age Adults have Lower Levels of Inflammatory Markers

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(Best Syndication News) - A study found that middle-aged adults who kept active on a regular basis during their leisure-time had better protection for the heart than those who remained inactive. The research was published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

The researchers investigated over 4,200 study participants with an average age of 49 to determine if leisure-time physical activities provided benefits to keeping a heart healthy. The leisure-time activities included brisk walking, vigorous gardening, cycling, sports, housework, and home maintenance.

Scientists suggest RDA of Vitamin C should be doubled to Reduce Disease Risk

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(Best Syndication News) - The US recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin C should be increased to 200 milligrams per day for adults, scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University suggests. The current RDA for vitamin C for women is 75 milligrams and 90 milligrams for men. The scientists from the institute put forward that an increase in the RDA could reduce heart disease, stroke, and cancer. The call for the higher intake of vitamin C was published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.

Balz Frei, a professor and director of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, said that some clinical trials were essentially imperfect. Of course, the Linus Pauling Institute has long been recommending vitamin C for improving health.

Losing Weight can improve Low Testosterone Levels in Men

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(Best Syndication News) - A study found that overweight men could improve their low testosterone levels by losing extra weight and exercising more. The men in the study were middle age, overweight, and had pre-diabetes. The results were presented this week at The Endrocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas.

Study co-author Frances Hayes, MD, professor at St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, said that doctors should try to support men in their efforts to lose weight before prescribing testosterone therapy to restore low levels of the hormone.

Men with reduced DHEA Steroid Levels at a higher Risk for Heart Disease

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(Best Syndication News) - A study found that elderly men who had low levels of natural steroid hormones were at a higher chance for developing cardiovascular disease. The researchers presented their findings this Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting, which is being held in Houston, Texas.

Dehydroephiandrosterone (DHEA) is the steroid that was studied. The hormone is secreted by the adrenal gland. DHEA-S, the sulfated form, floats through the blood and is converted in other tissues and is turned into estrogen and testosterone hormones.

Eating Foods High in Vitamin D might reduce Stroke Risk in Japanese-American Men

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(Best Syndication News) - A 34-year study of Japanese-American men found an increased stroke risk later in life with those who did not eat a diet high in vitamin D. The study was published in Stroke, an American Heart Association journal.

The study’s lead author, Gotaro Kojima, M.D., said that eating foods high in vitamin D might be helpful for preventing strokes. Dr. Kojima is a geriatric medicine fellow from John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.

Vitamin D interested researchers because of the possibility that it may help reduce the risk of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Vitamin D has long been established as a necessary nutrient for preventing rickets in children and to help prevent bone loss in adults.

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