Getting the appropriate blood work for diagnosising low testosterone levels in men.

Men over 35 years old may have low testosterone. Men have a 2-3% decrease each year. The fatigue, wider gut, decreased muscle mass and taking a longer than expected time to recover all may be signs of low testosterone levels.

As a certified Age Management physician in New York City, I can consult with you for getting the proper blood work.

Joel Nathan, MD

http://www.evolve-medical.com
212 410 9800

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Forecast: 42% of Americans Will Be Obese in 20 Years

ImageThe Center for Disease Control released the statement that by 2030, 42% of Americans will be obese, according to new estimates from the CDC. Currently, roughly 35% of adults fall into this category. In 20 years, 11% will be severely obese (100 pounds or more overweight), about double the current rate.

Researchers point out that earlier estimates forecast obesity rates above 50% and that the new estimates show a “leveling off,” which, as one warned, still represents a serious problem.

More Reason to Skip the Tanning Salon

Dangerous to your health

Even a little tanning bed exposure can increase skin cancer risk. Use of tanning beds leads to a rising incidence of basal cell carcinoma in women.

reference:
Zhang M et al. J Clin Oncol 2012 Feb 27


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Poor Sleeping and More Eating Overnight

NIght Time Eating

People with chronic sleep deprivation may be more likely to overeat, and their preference for energy-dense foods may predispose them to weight gain and its complications.

Reference:
Benedict C et al. Acute sleep deprivation enhances the brain’s response to hedonic food stimuli: An fMRI study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012 Jan 18; [e-pub ahead of print]. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jc.2011-2759)

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New Antiobesity Drug, Qnexa, May be in Pharmacies Soon.

Stay Healthy

New experimental antiobesity drug, Qnexa, was given the green light by U.S. Health advisors. Beware of addiction to this drug. It contains phentermine, an addicting substance.

Please keep in mind that diet and exercise are still they keys to weight loss in most people. This new weight loss medication contains phentermine, which is a controlled substance.


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Dangers Lay in Tanning Beds

A Health Risk: Tanning Beds

Tanning bed users younger than 40 developed early-onset basal cell carcinomas significantly more often than nonusers.This well-designed study was limited to assessment of the under-40 population that is most likely to use tanning beds.*

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*reference: Ferrucci LM et al. Indoor tanning and risk of early-onset basal cell carcinoma. J Am Acad Dermatol 2011 Dec 8; [e-pub ahead of print]. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2011.11.940)

To Loose Weight, Get with the Program

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In this study, commercial weight-loss programs were cheaper and more effective (Weight Watchers was particularly effective) than noncommercial weight-loss programs. Editorialists speculate that commercial programs are effective because they provide intensive support (e.g., “the power of the group” in weekly sessions) and incentives, which sustain motivation and behavioral change. These results are similar to those of another trial in which Weight Watchers was superior to weight-loss advice provided by primary care practices.
Ref.: Jolly K et al. Comparison of range of commercial or primary care led weight reduction programms with minimal intervention control for weight loss in obesity: Lighten Up randomized controlled trial. BMJ 2011 Nov 3; 343:d6500.


Interested in feeling younger and increasing lean body mass through diet, exercise and hormone replacement? Evolve Medical and Joel Nathan, MD can answer your questions.