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Animal Study Shows High-Fat Diet is More Harmful to Males than Females

classic-hamburger-sandwich-100188767Based on a new study published in the journal Cell Reports, the biological response to high-fat diet in male and female brains are not the same. According to the study, the brains of male mice became inflamed and their heart were damaged after given a steady high-fat meals, while nothing of that happened to the female mice. Interestingly, female brains have been found to produce anti-inflammatory chemicals that kept them from getting harmed by high-fat diet. However, further studies are still needed to prove these results on humans. How much do your dietary recommendations vary in men and women? What are your thoughts about this research?

To read more, please visit News Medical.

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Jack Rabbit Dietary Supplement: Recall – Undeclared Drug Ingredients.

1502_1Jack Rabbit Inc. recalled lot number 2510 from their dietary supplement, Jack Rabbit, which was marketed as a 100% natural dietary supplement for sexual enhancement. The product was found to contain active ingredients,Sildenafil and Tadalafil which are prescription medications for erectile dysfunction. Although no illnesses have been reported, consumers should stop using the product and contact their physician if they are experiencing any headaches or flushing. The active ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs. How often do you discuss sexual dysfunction with your patients?  What protocols do you recommend?

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Men with intra-abdominal fat are at a risk of osteoporosis

A new study evaluated35 young obese men with and a mean body mass indexof 36.5. Men were divided into two groups according to the location of fat in their bodies. Some of them have subcutaneous fat (fat spread out all over the body), while the other with visceral or intra-abdominal fat mainly. Researchers found thatthat the bones of the group with more visceral fat were nearly twice as weak as those with subcutaneous fat.How do you counsel your patients with increased intra-abdominal fat about increased risk of chronic diseases?

For more information, please read the article in Reuters

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Daily multivitamin associated with decreased risk of cancer in men

A recent randaomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial published in JAMA evaluated the effect of long-term daily multivitamin supplmentation and the risk of cancer in 14,641 older men.  During this 14-year study, researchers found that men who took a daily multivitamin had a small decrease in risk for cancer compared to those that had placebo.  Do you have any experience using or recommending food-based multivitamins?

For more information, please read the article in JAMA.

Lycopene associated with decreased risk of stroke in men

In a recent study published in the journal Neurology, researchers found that lycopene, a bright red chemical found in fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers,is associated with a decrease in the risk of stroke in men.  This 12-year prospective cohort study, which evaluated 1,031 Finnish men between the ages of 46 and 65, showed that men with higher concentrations of lycopene in the blood had a 59% lower risk of ischemic stroke and a 55% lower risk of any stroke. How will this research change your recommendations topatients who are at risk for stroke?

For more information, please read the abstract in Neurology.