Saturday, March 12, 2011

Times of India page 17 March 13th 2011


2 million men in UK have low testosterone levels
Anew research has found that around two million men in Britain are suffering from low testosterone levels. The condition is associated with a range of symptoms, including reduced sex drive, impotence, loss of energy, depression, weight gain, memory loss, irritability and night sweats. It was previously thought that only two per cent of men over 50 were affected. But new research shows 20% of the 10 million men in the UK over 50 are likely to have Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome, according to Dr Malcolm Carruthers, medical director of the Centre For Men's Health in London's Harley Street.
Cheer up lest you get kidney failure:
Depression, already implicated in cardiac disease, is also a factor in the increased risk of developing kidney failure. Willem Kop, neuropsychologist at the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands, and colleagues studied 5,785 people from four counties across the US for 10 years. They found that depression coincided with the presence of chronic kidney disease and was 20% more common in individuals with kidney disease.

Crave drugs? Then hit the treadmill: A few sessions on the treadmill can curb the craving for drugs like marijuana, says a new study. In a research by Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in the US, 'cannabisdependent' people were selected for the study. They were made to exercise on a treadmill for 10 half-hour sessions over a two-week period. It was found that this curbed their craving for and use of cannabis by more than 50%.

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