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  1. Fat-Soluble Vitamins: Everything You Need to Know

    Fat-Soluble Vitamins: Everything You Need to Know

    There are two primary types of vitamins: those that dissolve in water and those that dissolve in fat. Fat-soluble vitamins, or those that don't dissolve in water, should be taken along with some dietary fat in order to obtain the most benefits. After the supplement has dissolved, the vitamins contained within it are delivered to the liver and to fatty...
  2. Diallyl Sulfide and Cancer: Can a Vegetable Compound Protect Against a Deadly Disease?

    Diallyl Sulfide and Cancer: Can a Vegetable Compound Protect Against a Deadly Disease?

    While vegetable compounds like diallyl sulfide make onions and garlic more flavorful and contribute to their spiciness, they may also play a more important role when it comes to human health. While previous research has looked at how these compounds affect the development of various medical conditions, a recent study focused specifically on their effects on breast cancer risk. This...
  3. Diversity of Gut Microbiome Influences Prostate Cancer

    Diversity of Gut Microbiome Influences Prostate Cancer

    The prostate gland is a small organ that's similar in size and shape to a walnut. It's linked to the sexual health of men in that it's responsible for producing seminal fluid, which helps carry sperm to the penis. The prostate gland is a common target for cancer in men, but, because it develops slowly, prostate cancer may not produce...
  4. Prostate Cancer Urine Test Detects Cancer Earlier Than Traditional Methods

    Prostate Cancer Urine Test Detects Cancer Earlier Than Traditional Methods

    The prostate gland, located beneath the bladder just in front of the rectum, is essential to male health in that it helps produce certain compounds that make up semen, while also helping regulate urination. Prostate cancer is the leading type of cancer in men. While it is treatable when diagnosed early, the American Cancer Society estimates that of the approximately...
  5. Vitamins and Aging: Can Taking Vitamins Reduce Disease Risk?

    Vitamins and Aging: Can Taking Vitamins Reduce Disease Risk?

    Recent research has found that increasing vitamin intake may reduce the risk of chronic disease as we age. Whether by consuming a more diverse diet or by taking a high-quality dietary supplement, ingesting sufficient amounts of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the chances of developing myocardial infarction, stroke and other medical disorders. Similarly, getting enough of other important vitamins has been shown...
  6. IBD and Prostate Cancer Linked, Says New Study

    IBD and Prostate Cancer Linked, Says New Study

    The prostate gland is a small organ that's shaped like a walnut. This gland is responsible for producing seminal fluid, the liquid that transports sperm within a man's body. This small but crucial gland is the site of one of the most common forms of cancer to afflict men -- prostate cancer. When prostate cancer remains confined to the prostate gland...
  7. The Little-Known Connection Between Melatonin and Fertility

    The Little-Known Connection Between Melatonin and Fertility

    Many people associate melatonin with sleep -- with good reason. Helping to regulate and maintain the circadian rhythm appears to be the most important and best-known role of this pineal gland hormone. However, melatonin also plays a variety of other important roles in the human body. According to recent studies on melatonin and fertility, it may play a very important...
  8. Scientists Discover Snow Shoveling Boosts Risk of Heart Attack

    Scientists Discover Snow Shoveling Boosts Risk of Heart Attack

    For many people, the long dark months of winter are a reason to hole-up inside. For others, however, winter can also mean an increase in physical activity. There are many outdoor hobbies that require cold weather, such as skiing and sledding. In addition, for people in many areas, the cold weather brings an increase in chores such as shoveling newly...
  9. The "Man Flu" Myth: Do Men Really Get Sicker Than Women?

    The "Man Flu" Myth: Do Men Really Get Sicker Than Women?

    In general, men are often perceived as being the physically stronger (and thus possibly healthier) gender. However, their response to infectious illness appears to be an exception to the rule. Many people over time have noted that men subjectively report worse symptoms from colds, cases of the flu and other illnesses. The same illness that most women will work through...
  10. Phytoestrogens for Men Support Healthy Hormones, Prostate, Heart and More

    Phytoestrogens for Men Support Healthy Hormones, Prostate, Heart and More

    Phytoestrogens for men? According to numerous scientists and medical professionals, phytoestrogens—plant compounds that mimic the female hormone estrogen in the body—may play an important role in men’s health. This article describes phytoestrogens, the benefits men might reap from incorporating them into their health regiment and attempts to dispel misconceptions about certain side effects men might experience resulting from exposure to phytoestrogens...

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