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Jeff Behar

Low T Linked to Arthritis

Monday, 21 April 2014 00:00 Published in Men's Health

low-tLower testosterone levels were predictive of rheumatoid factor (RF)-negative rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in men according to a new case-control study. Low testosterone raised the odds for subsequent diagnosis of rheumatoid factor (RF)-negative RA by 69% as compared with men who had normal values. Men who developed RF-negative RA also had significantly higher levels of follicle-stimulating hormone prior to diagnosis.

omega-3Taking enough omega-3 fatty acid supplements over a four month period to change the balance of oils in the diet could slow a key biological process linked to aging, new research suggests.

The study showed that most overweight but healthy middle-aged and older adults who took omega-3 supplements for four months altered a ratio of their fatty acid consumption in a way that helped preserve telomeres, tiny segments of DNA that when shortened, are known to cause aging.

Omega-3 supplementation also reduced oxidative stress, caused by excessive free radicals in the blood, by about 15 percent compared to effects seen in the placebo group.

indoor Tanning cancerIndoor tanning beds can cause non-melanoma skin cancer and the skin cancer risk is greater the earlier one starts tanning, according to a new study on tanning beds and skin cancer.

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