May 24, 2011

Happy Men Are Not Sexy Men

1 Women Find Bad Boys Sexier

Happy men are not sexy men; women find “bad boy” types of brooding, swaggering men to be sexier, says a new study, one of the few to examine the relationship between emotions and attraction and the first to report significant gender differences in the attractiveness of smiles. More than 1,000 adult participants rated the sexual attractiveness of images of the opposite sex portraying happiness, pride or shame. Women were most attracted to men who looked proud and confident while just the opposite was true for men who preferred images of women who looked happy. Researchers point out that this study examined first impressions only. “We wanted their gut reactions on carnal, sexual attraction,” says coauthor Alec Beall, and not on who makes a good relationship partner.

More at Eurekalert.org | Posted 6 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Learn How to Pick Up Women

Tags: Happiness, What Men Find Attractive, What Women Find Attractive, Laws of Attraction, Opposite Sex, Pride, Bad Boy Image

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Baked Salmon Is a Winner

2 Baked or Broiled Fish Lowers Heart Risk

Eating baked or broiled fish could lower the risk of heart failure for postmenopausal women, conclude researchers. The risk of developing heart failure was higher for women who ate more fried fish. According to the new study, women who consumed five or more servings of baked or broiled fish each week had a 30 percent lower risk of heart failure compared with women who ate less than one serving a month. The research, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, also reveals that the type of fish eaten may affect heart failure risk. Dark fish, such as mackerel, salmon and bluefish, was associated with a greater risk reduction than tuna or white fish, including cod, snapper and sole.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: American Heart Association, Heart Failure Risk, Baked Fish, Broiled Fish, Health Benefits Eating Fish, Lower Heart Failure Risk, Fatty Acids in Fish, Dark Fish, Salmon Heart Benefits, Mackerel Heart Healthy, Best Fish to Eat

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Long Term Use Is Key

3 Acetaminophen Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk

A study involving 78,485 men in the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort, 8,092 of whom developed prostate cancer over the 15 year follow-up, found that men who took at least one acetaminophen daily for five or more years reduced their overall risk of developing prostate cancer by 38 percent and lowered the risk of having the aggressive form. Past studies investigating aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs’ (NSAIDs) role in reducing prostate cancer have not always been as conclusive. Doctors do not recommend men start taking acetaminophen because the results need to be duplicated. Although acetaminophen is generally safe, an overdose can cause liver failure. Researchers believe these results will help them better understand the biology of how prostate cancer develops.

More at Science Daily | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Painkillers Linked to Erectile Dysfunction, Multiple NSAIDs Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk, Acetaminophen Slightly Increases Blood Cancer Risk

Tags: Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Non-Aspirin Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, NSAIDs, Prostate Cancer, Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort, Prostate Cancer Prevention

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