Men's Health

High levels of protein could increase risk of heart failure in men, study finds

31 May 2018 --- Eating higher amounts of protein was associated with a slightly elevated risk for heart failure in middle-aged men when compared to those who ate less protein, a study has found. The study, published in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association (AHA) journal, adds to the little-researched area of how protein may impact heart failure risk. Researchers also suggest that the type of protein source may be significant, with processed meat being a less healthy protein source than fish, nuts or plant sources.

"Uneven playing field": Valensa on fighting fraudulent natural products 

29 Mar 2018 --- Products making false health claims are a blight on the food industry, consumers and of course, manufactures. A case in point is the natural product of Saw Palmetto extract, where six suppliers of the natural drug were found to have “little-to-no actual Saw Palmetto extract,” according to scientists at Valensa International. NutritionInsight spoke to Umasudhan, CEO of Valensa, to gain a deeper insight into this issue, and how battling the fakes fits into the company’s ethical, centralized strategy.

Product purity: Entire NOW sports range gains "Informed Sport" certification 

16 Mar 2018 --- NOW Sports – US manufacture of natural products – has invested in the detection of banned substances across its brand, which includes more than 150 sports nutrition products. The "clean" certification comes from a third party, known as Informed Sport, who have 54 years’ experience in anti-doping control.

Peptan brand expands: Rousselot launches hydrolyzed collagen for healthy joints

15 Mar 2018 --- Rousselot, a global producer of gelatin for the pharmaceutical, food and nutrition industries, is introducing a new joint health supplement to the market: Peptan IIm, launched under their known Peptan brand. The product is a hydrolyzed collagen type 2 matrix, which may offer multiple benefits in the area of joint health. 

Deep ocean minerals could aid exercise recovery in middle-aged men, study finds

09 Mar 2018 --- Deep ocean minerals may possess promise for use in exercise supplementation for middle-aged men, a study has found. The study, published in Frontiers of Physiology, found that deep ocean minerals (DOM) had a significant effect on the cerebral hemoglobin levels of middle-aged men during and post-exercise.

Teens' alcohol consumption can predict risk of liver problems in adulthood

22 Jan 2018 --- Adolescent drinking can predict the risk of developing liver disease later in life, confirms a major new study conducted in Sweden. Alcohol is the leading cause of liver cirrhosis and liver-related deaths, and guidelines for safe alcohol intake in men might have to be revised downwards, the researchers report in the Journal of Hepatology. Current recommended cut-off levels in some countries suggest that safe alcohol consumption for men to avoid alcoholic liver disease is 30 grams per day, roughly equivalent to three drinks.

EFSA more than doubles safe levels for 3-MCPD in vegetable oils and food

15 Jan 2018 --- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has increased safe levels of the food processing contaminant 3-MCPD by two and a half fold, from the 2016 Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) of 0.8 micrograms per kilogram of body weight to 2.0. The revision comes after EFSA experts used an updated scientific approach to reassess the possible long-term adverse effects of 3-MCPD on the kidney and male fertility. 

Mediterranean diet: Protective benefits found against prostate cancer and frailty

11 Jan 2018 --- Helping to prevent aggressive prostate cancer and frailty in the elderly are to be listed among the benefits of following a Mediterranean diet, according to a number of published studies this week. In a study in The Journal of Urology, researchers have determined that men who followed this diet had lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer than those who followed other common dietary patterns, while in a separate study, analysis of published studies showed that following the Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of frailty in older individuals, helping keep people healthy and independent as they age.

Deep ocean minerals study shows improved blood flow and exercise recovery in men: CK Nutraceuticals

21 Dec 2017 --- CK Nutraceuticals has announced a new study supporting its Deep Ocean Minerals (DOM) for improving cerebral hemodynamic response during workout as well as improved exercise recovery. The study examined cerebral hemodynamic response, or blood redistribution, during physical exertion among young and middle-aged men aged 21 to 48.

Isoflavones linked to elevated risk of advanced prostate cancer in new study

09 Nov 2017 --- An International Journal of Cancer study has linked the dietary intake of isoflavones to an elevated risk of advanced prostate cancer. Isoflavones are a type of phytoestrogen, a family of estrogen-like compounds found in plants and are found in soybeans, kudzu root and American groundnuts. The study notes that no statistically significant associations were observed between the intake of isoflavones and non-advanced prostate cancer in the study.

Link uncovered between heavy vitamin B intake and lung cancer in men

23 Aug 2017 --- Vitamins B6 and B12 have been long touted by the vitamin industry for increasing energy and improving metabolism, and possibly even reducing cancer risk. However, new research suggests that long-term, high-dose supplementation is associated with a two- to four-fold increase in lung cancer risk in men relative to non-users. This is the first prospective, observational study to look at the effects of long-term high-dose B6/B12 supplement use and lung cancer risk. 

Vitamin D Supplementation May Improve Fertility

23 May 2017 --- Researchers will today present new data on the link between vitamin D and male fertility at the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) in Lisbon. The new results add to our understanding of the effects of low vitamin D levels on testosterone levels and whether vitamin D supplementation could help improve fertility in both sexes.

Omega 6 Fatty Acids Linked To Lower Mortality in Older Men, Study Shows

19 Aug 2016 --- A study from the Uppsala University reveals that the fatty acid linoleic acid, Omega 6, could be linked to lower mortality among older men.

Prenatal BPA Exposure Could Impact Mental Health In Boys, Study Reveals

17 Aug 2016 --- Boys exposed prenatally to a common chemical used in plastic food containers and water bottles, may be more likely to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression at age 10-12, a new study has revealed.

Nuts Could Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer Death by A Third

17 Jun 2016 --- New research has suggested that men who have prostate cancer could reduce their risk of death by eating nuts regularly.

Merits of Fish Oil Supplements for Weight-Lifters Examined in New Study

24 Mar 2016 --- The effect of fish oil supplements on muscle growth has been investigated by a team of Scottish academics, revealing that the tablets do not give gym-goers an advantage in the weight room.

Why Obesity Leads to More Aggressive Prostate Cancer

14 Jan 2016 --- Obesity has direct consequences on health and is associated with the onset of aggressive cancers, but the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are little known. Researchers from the Institut de Pharmacologie et Biologie Structurale (CNRS/Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier) have recently elucidated one of these mechanisms in prostate cancer, one of the most common cancers in men: in obese patients, the adipose tissue surrounding the prostate gland facilitates the spread of tumor cells outside the prostate. A patent has been filed for these results, which open new avenues for the treatment of prostate cancer, and are published in Nature Communications on January 12, 2016.

Connections Discovered Between Masculinity, Energy Drink Use, and Sleep Problems

06 Nov 2015 --- Energy drinks have grown in popularity for many Americans, but there is growing concern about the health risks of consuming them in large quantities. Because men are the main consumers of energy drinks, a research team lead by Dr. Ronald F. Levant, a professor of psychology at The University of Akron, set out to study a possible link between masculinity, expectations about the benefits of consuming energy drinks, how those expectations affect energy drink use, and the impact on sleep. Their findings were published in the November 2015 issue of Health Psychology.

Capsaicin From Chili Peppers Could Help Kill Cancer Cells

11 Sep 2015 --- Capsaicin, the compound responsible for chilies’ heat, is used in creams sold to relieve pain, and recent research shows that in high doses, it kills prostate cancer cells. Now researchers are finding clues that help explain how the substance works. Their conclusions suggest that one day it could come in a new, therapeutic form. Their study appears in ACS’ The Journal of Physical Chemistry B.

Fruitful Way Develops Formula to Aid Male Fertility

16 Apr 2015 --- Fruitful Way has launched Fruitful for Him, a formula designed to address the factors affecting male fertility.