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Obesity Significantly Increases Prostate Cancer Risk in African-American Men

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Obesity in black men substantially increases the risk of low- and high-grade prostate cancer, while obesity in white men moderately reduces the risk of low-grade cancer and only slightly increases the risk of high-grade cancer, according to the first large, prospective study to examine how race and obesity jointly affect prostate cancer risk.

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Slim by Chocolate

Article in International Archives of Medicine on Chocolate with high Cocoa content as a weight-loss accelerator.

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Eating Fruits and Vegetables with High Pesticide Residues Linked with Poor Semen Quality

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Multiple studies have shown that consuming conventionally grown fruits and vegetables results in measurable pesticide levels in urine. Other studies have uncovered associations between occupational and environmental exposure to pesticides and lower semen quality. But only a few studies have linked consumption of pesticide residues in food to health effects, and none had looked at the effects on semen quality.

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Exercise Linked to Improved Erectile and Sexual Function in Men

Men who exercise more have better erectile and sexual function, regardless of race, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

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Vitamin D May Keep Low-Grade Prostate Cancer From Becoming Aggressive

Taking vitamin D supplements could slow or even reverse the progression of less aggressive, or low-grade, prostate tumors without the need for surgery or radiation, a scientist will report today at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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Expert Can Discuss Senate Bill Banning Microbeads to Help Save the Oceans

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Men’s Heart Disease Risk Linked to High Testosterone and Low Estrogen

Why men have more heart disease than premenopausal women has been unclear, but a new study shows that the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen alter cardiovascular risk factors in a way that raises a man’s risk of heart disease. Results of the study will be presented Saturday at the Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego.

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Decreased Sexual Activity and Desire May Lead to Decline in Serum Testosterone in Older Men

In older men, decreased sexual activity and desire, not erectile dysfunction, may cause serum testosterone to decline, a new study from Australia finds. The results will be presented Saturday March 7, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in San Diego.

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Maternal Age at Childbirth May Affect Glucose Metabolism in Their Adult Male Children

A mother’s age at childbirth may affect her male baby’s birth weight as well as his adult glucose metabolism, new research shows. The results will be presented Friday, March 6, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego.

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Most Men with Borderline Testosterone Levels May Have Depression

Men with borderline testosterone levels have higher rates of depression and depressive symptoms than the general population, new research finds. The results will be presented Saturday, March 7, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego.