September 12, 2013

May Also Trim Midlife Flab

1 Male Sex Drive Aided by Female Hormone

A Massachusetts General Hospital study has found that declining male sex drive and erectile dysfunction are caused not just by reduced levels of the male hormone testosterone, but by reduced levels of the female hormone estrogen as well. Moreover, unlike testosterone, the reduction in estrogen in men was also found linked to increased body fat and flab. While the association between sexual dysfunction and lower estrogen in men was unexpected, it is not illogical, since the male body routinely converts a small amount of testosterone into estrogen, and when testosterone levels fall with age, male estrogen levels should also be effected. Fortunately, commercial testosterone creams and gels use a hormone easily converted to estrogen, and should raise the body's levels of both hormones.

More at Usatoday.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Estrogen Protects Some from Breast Cancer

Tags: Estrogen, Estrogen in Men, Estrogen and Sexual Function, Hormones and Body Fat, Testosterone in Middle Age

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Dead Fish May Attract Predators

2 Molasses Spill in Hawaii Causes Big Problem

A leak in a pipeline of the Matson Navigation ship is responsible for a molasses spill of up to 1,400 tons, or 233,000 gallons, into the Honolulu Harbor. Thousands of fish have died, and others can be seen gasping for air at the surface of the water. Marine experts say that the spill may lead to an increase in sharks, eels, barracuda and bacteria in the area. The molasses plume is moving into Keehi Lagoon. There's no effective way to clean the molasses from the ocean. It has to dissipate on its own. Since there's not a lot of circulation in the bay, marine experts say that the molasses spill could have a long-lasting impact on the area.

More at CNN | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Hawaii Tops List As Nation's Happiest State

Tags: Molasses Spill Hawaii, Molasses Ocean Kills Fish, Swimmers Ordered Out Hawaii, Cool Blue Diving, Shark Attacks Hawaii, Matson Navigation Ship

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