Men with low sperm counts are at increased risk of illnesses

Men who have low sperm counts are at a 20 percent greater risk of developing illnesses like diabetes and heart disease, according to an Italian study linking infertility to metabolic syndrome symptoms.
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Researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada claim the whey and casein proteins in cow's milk make people feel full and release hormones which reduce blood sugar.
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DIABETES type 2 symptoms can be hard to spot and many people with the condition won ’t realise they have it. But if this type of diabetes is left untreated it can lead to more serious health problems. Drinking certain types of alcohol can cause blood sugar levels to spike.
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In an intriguing study, black patients were far more likely to agree to certain health tests if they discussed them with a black male doctor.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Preventive Medicine Blacks Race and Ethnicity Vaccination and Immunization Doctors Diabetes Heart Oakland (Calif) Source Type: news
A new study evaluates the management of emergency situations in patients with chronic adrenal insufficiency.Clinical Endocrinology
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(Elsevier) A change in breakfast routine may provide benefits for the management of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science. A team of scientists found that milk consumed with breakfast cereal reduced postprandial blood glucose concentration compared with water, and high dairy protein concentration reduced postprandial blood glucose concentration compared with normal dairy protein concentration. The high-protein treatment also reduced appetite after the second meal compared with the low-protein equivalent.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe goal of this paper is to review current literature on nutritional ketosis within the context of weight management and metabolic syndrome, namely, insulin resistance, lipid profile, cardiovascular disease risk, and development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. We provide background on the mechanism of ketogenesis and describe nutritional ketosis.Recent FindingsNutritional ketosis has been found to improve metabolic and inflammatory markers, including lipids, HbA1c, high-sensitivity CRP, fasting insulin and glucose levels, and aid in weight management. We discuss these findings and elaborate ...
Source: Current Nutrition Reports - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
AbstractAlterations of normal intra- and interatrial conduction are a common outcome of multiple cardiovascular conditions. They arise most commonly in the context of advanced age, cardiovascular risk factors, organic heart disease, atrial fibrosis, and left atrial enlargement. Interatrial block (IAB), the most frequent and extensively studied atrial conduction disorder, affects up to 20% of the general primary care population. IAB can be partial (P wave duration ≥ 120 ms on any of the 12 ECG leads) or advanced (P wave ≥ 120 ms and biphasic morphology (positive-negative) in inferior leads). Ad...
Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: BJU International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
In this study, twelve test cases were presented and by applying lazy snapping algorithm, the hottest or coldest regions were extracted from the corresponding body thermographic images. The time taken to see the results varied from 7 to 30  s for these twelve cases. It was concluded that lazy snapping was much faster than other methods applied by the authors such asK-means, fuzzyc-means, level set, and mean shift algorithms for segmentation.Graphical abstractTime taken to implement lazy snapping algorithm to extract suspicious regions in different presented thermograms (in seconds). In this study, ten test cases are pr...
Source: Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
This question comes up with some regularity: Is the Wheat Belly lifestyle like the Atkins’ diet? Is Wheat Belly just another name for a low-carb diet? There are indeed some important areas of overlap. The Wheat Belly lifestyle, for instance, adheres to the concept that carbohydrates, not fats, are responsible for destructive health effects and weight gain. We also need to give Dr. Robert Atkins and his low-carb predecessors great credit for voicing their opinions during an age when low-carb was an heretical, against-the-mainstream concept, given the antics of Dr. Ancel Keys, Dr. Henry Blackburn, the US Department of ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle atkins blood sugar diabetes gluten grains Inflammation low-carb low-fat Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
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