While some men are happy buying clothes from Primark , others aren't satisfied unless they're wearing designer products. Now, a new study suggests that a man’s testosterone levels may influence whether or not he's swayed by luxury goods. Researchers from Caltech University have found that men with high testosterone levels are more likely to prefer premium brands than men with lower levels. The team suggests that this may be an unconscious tactic for high-testosterone males to increase their social status. Professor Colin Camerer, who led the study, said: “In the animal kingdom, testosterone promotes aggression, but the aggression is in service of status. “A lot of human behaviours are repurposed behaviours seen in our primate relatives. So, here, we're replacing physical aggression with a sort of 'consumer' aggression.” The researchers liken this behaviour to the benefits and costs of the elaborate tails carried by male peacocks. Professor Camerer … [Read more...] about Men with high testosterone levels prefer premium brands
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THE foods that can give you cancer have been revealed. A team of researchers from Which? magazine have explored the facts behind some of the most prominent claims, to show once and for all which foods could contribute to the deadly illness. They analysed and reviewed what some of the world's biggest health organisation say on carcinogens to sort the wheat from the chaff on the topic. Here are some foods that are often said to cause or help prevent disease - and the truth behind the claims.Processed meat The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that eating the equivalent of around two rashers of bacon a day can increase your risk of bowel cancer up to 18 per cent. Processed meat was also shown to increase the chances of stomach cancers according to studies, because it contains nitrates, which have been shown to be carcinogenic. Pesticides There are reports that pesticides can increase risk of cancers but there is not enough evidence to back this yet. In The EU says pesticides must … [Read more...] about Which? Magazine reveals foods that REALLY cause cancer – so what should you avoid at the supermarket?
As well as seeing a urologist for erectile dysfunction (ED), men should also make an appointment with a cardiologist. That’s the conclusion of a four-year study published in the medical journal Circulation, which found that men who experience vascular-related impotence are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or sudden cardiac death. Overview of study The study tracked the heart health of almost 1,900 men, aged 60 to 78, with and without vascular-related ED. Erectile dysfunction can sometimes be related to emotional issues such as anxiety or other psychological concerns. However, if men are experiencing impotence related to vascular problems it may be a sign of sub-clinical cardiovascular dysfunction. Vascular ED is the result of arterial blockage and insufficient blood flow. Around one in five men over the age of 20 have trouble sustaining an erection It is well known that for some men ED can be associated with cardiovascular problems. But experts have believed … [Read more...] about Why erectile dysfunction can increase the risk of heart disease
There are seemingly endless myths surrounding soya foods, with some people maintaining they’re a healthy food to include in a plant-based diet and others ardently arguing they’re bad or even poisonous for you. From soya milk and miso to tempeh and tofu, soya-based foods are no longer just a mainstay of Asian diets but are now staples in supermarkets around the world. The soya bean - which is the most widely cultivated legume in the world - has long been considered an essential part of vegetarian and vegan diets in particular, being used to create meat and dairy alternatives. Read more Five nutrition lies ruining your health But it’s controversial, and as with most foods, there’s no clear cut answer as to whether soya is 100 per cent healthy or unhealthy. To help clear up confusion, Harley Street nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert has busted some of the biggest myths surrounding soya foods. The first thing to know is that soya is a good source of protein: … [Read more...] about Nutritionist reveals truth about health benefits of soya foods
The research, conducted on 5,000 Danish men by the Rigshospitalet Clinic, shows that those born in the 1960s have on average 14 percent lower testosterone levels than males from the 1920s. The study also discovered that the testosterone-binding protein SHBG had fallen by 26 percent in the same period, according to a report by MetroXpress newspaper. “It’s a little frightening and thought-provoking that there is something affecting men’s sex hormone,” said Anna-Maria Andersson, the research study leader from the Rigshospitalet Clinic for Growth and Reproduction.Fertility doctor Peter Lyngdorf said testosterone is vital for maintaining regular heart functions in addition to several other measures, such as aiding bone structure.”It’s worrying if men are suddenly lacking one of their key strengths that make them men,” he added. Lyngdorf theorised that a combination of factors could be behind the reduced testosterone levels in modern men, such as … [Read more...] about Testosterone levels decreasing in Danish men