Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 13, 2011
WellWise.org kicks off International Men’s Health Week with a two-part series by one of Canada’s most sought-after authorities on nutrition, obesity, longevity and men’s health, Brad King.
Male menopause, or andropause, results in a drastic decline in the male hormone testosterone – up to 10 percent every decade past the age of 30 – and yet though few doctors even admit the condition exists, it can be the underlying source of depression, a noticeable loss of muscle mass, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, prostate disease, and the dreaded man-boob syndrome.
King is the international bestselling author of "Fat Wars: 45 Days to Transform Your Body," and the award-winning "Beer Belly Blues: What Every Aging Man and the Women in His Life Need to Know." In this WellWise series, he reveals the research that has been done on male menopause, why belly fat is a hallmark of decreasing testosterone and increasing estrogen levels, and offers tips on the right kinds of diet and exercise that can combat the ill effects of male menopause.
Brad King contributes regularly to http://www.WellWise.org with his blog, “Metabolism Matters.”
International Men’s Health Week is a project conceived in 2002 to increase awareness of male health issues on a global level and to encourage inter- and intra-national institutions to develop health policies and services that meet the specific needs of men, boys and their families. To quote Congressman Bill Richardson (Congressional Record, H3905-H3906, May 24, 1994), “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.”
WellWise is a nonprofit website whose mission is to offer authoritative, science-based information on nutrients, supplements and strategies for health, and to provide a lively meeting place for consumers, integrative health professionals, nutritionists and researchers.
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