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Weight Loss Alleviates Sleep Apnea in Obese Men
Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010
Dramatic weight loss proves to be an effective method for improving moderate-to-severe sleep apnea in obese men, with the greatest benefits seen in men with severe sleep apnea, according to a study.

Testosterone Levels Decrease after Ingestion of Sugar
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The results were presented at The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., and what they found was that, men with low testosterone should have their hormone levels retested after they fast overnight because eating may transiently lower testosterone levels by as much as 25%, a new study concludes.

Low Aerobic Fitness Levels, Obesity, Strongly Linked to Diabetes
Posted: Monday, June 22, 2009
Low aerobic fitness levels in young adults make them more than twice as likely to develop diabetes later in life, concludes a recent study. Young women and young African American men demonstrated the lowest fitness levels, portending serious problems in the future for these groups.

Irregular Heart Beats in Men Linked to "Bigness" in Youth
Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2009
Men who were "big" in their youth, suffer from an increased incidence of abnormal heart rhythm's later in life. "Big" in this case describes stature and muscle mass, as well as weight, making this a more novel study linking seemingly healthy (non-obese) large bodies to heart problems.

Power to Prevent: Helping African Americans Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
"Power to Prevent: A Family Lifestyle Approach to Diabetes" helps African Americans learn how to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes through physical activity and making healthy food choices.

Cardiovascular Mortality Equally Likely for Diabetics as for CVD Patients
Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009
Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) have been closely linked in several respects, but little solid quantification of the risk diabetes poses to cardiovascular mortality has been achieved. A recent study has made a profound discovery, that in the long-term, mortality due to cardiovascular events (heart attacks and strokes), is equally likely for diabetics with no previous cardiovascular disease history, as it is for individuals with known cardiovascular disease (and non-diabetic). The study was conducted solely on males, but the results are suspected to extend to both sexes.

Testosterone Levels Low in Young Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2008
Young men with type 2 diabetes exhibit low testosterone levels, according to a recent study. In addition to sexual dysfunction and infertility, low testosterone during youth can inhibit growth and increase risk of obesity.

Lower Fertility In Men Linked To Diabetes and Obesity
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
It appears that not only the mother's weight plays an important role in conceiving, but the father's as well, as reported at the 24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology on July 9.

Diabetes and Obesity Effect Male Fertility
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
Diabetes and obesity appear to be major risk factors for male infertility. At the recent 24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, two separate studies presented these results, one concerning reduced sperm count due to obesity, and the other dealing with sperm DNA damage due to diabetes.

Obesity, Diabetes and Economic Status Increase Risk of Urinary Problems
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2008
Obesity and unhealthy lifestyle choices greatly increase the risk of urinary problems. Diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, are also shown to increase risk, and individuals of lower economic standing suffer from urinary problems more often as well.

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