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Testosterone Therapy: “Significant Reduction” in Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

Testosterone Therapy: “Significant Reduction” in Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

A United States  Veterans Affairs  study of greater than 83,000 men found  that men who had  low testosterone levels and received treatment, significantly lower their  risk of heart attack and stroke, or death from any cause. If the men’s testosterone levels were restored to normal, then a dramatic reduction of 56% in the overall death rate was seen in comparison to men whose low testosterone level was never treated . Treatment was found to be effective whether the testosterone prescribed as given via injections, gels, or patches.

There was also a benefit of lesser degree shown in the group of men who were treated with testosterone, but  did not  raise their testosterone levels to normal as shown in repeat testing- their levels were improved but still low.

The study used a follow-up period of from 4.6 to 6.2 years to asses the incidence of illness and deaths reported over that time period.

It was also found that men successfully treated with testosterone  (levels normalized), lowered their incidence of having  a heart attack by  24% and lowered their stroke risk by 36%.

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Reduce Blood Sugar Spikes At Lunch By Eating More Protein For Breakfast

Reduce Blood Sugar Spikes At Lunch By Eating More Protein For Breakfast

Researchers at the  University of Missouri report that by eating  more protein at breakfast , Type 2 diabetics reduce their  glucose spikes at both breakfast and lunch.

“People often assume that their glucose response at one meal will be identical to their responses at other meals, but that really isn’t the case,”  Professor Jill Kanaley, from the Missouri U.  Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology explains. “If people skip breakfast, their glucose response at lunch will be huge. In our study, we found those who ate breakfast experienced appropriate glucose responses after lunch.”

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Lack of Sleep Promotes Pre-diabetes

Lack of Sleep Promotes Pre-diabetes

New research published  in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, provides evidence that lack of adequate  sleep disrupts fat metabolism and reduces the ability of insulin to regulate blood sugars. At a  population level this could mean that more people getting a better nights’ sleep could help counter the increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes.

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The Natural Hormone Solution

The Natural Hormone Solution

Synthetic female hormones are among the most widely prescribed medications in our country today. They are prescribed most often at menopause for symptoms such as hot flashes, but also as a preventive measure against osteoporosis. In younger age groups, they are prescribed for other hormone related problems. There are many side effects associated with hormone therapy (just look at the package insert) and there are also great concerns over the long-tern risks, such as an increased risk of breast cancer.

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Newsletter #1- General Health Tips

CANCER PREVENTION – NOT JUST EARLY DETECTION PREVENT BREAST AND OTHER CANCERS VIA THE ESTROGEN METABOLISM URINARY PROFILE

Perhaps you’ve heard about “good” and “bad” cholesterol? Research shows that the risk of acquiring certain cancers may be related to the presence of too much ‘bad” (16-hydroxyestrogen) and not enough “good” (2- hydroxyestrogen) estrogen. A first morning urine sample can tell you if you’ve got an elevated risk of breast, cervical and other “estrogen sensitive” cancers. If the results show that you are at higher risk we can help you to change the ratio of good to bad estrogen and lower your risk. For a more detailed explanation see the lab tests section of our website http://drsobo.com/ or visit us at the office. We particularly recommend this test for anyone taking estrogen hormone replacement,  and anyone with a family history of breast, cervical and other cancers.

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Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical Hormones

Optimal Health Medical, LLC is proud to announce that in the new bestseller by actress Suzanne Somers, BREAKTHROUGH – Eight Steps to Wellness, Dr. Henry Sobo is referenced as a doctor who provides bioidentical hormone replacement and other treatments, which represent the latest trends in Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Sobo believes that men and women can safely benefit in many ways by natural hormone replacement. Bioidentical hormones relieve many of the symptoms that plague us when our natural hormone levels drop. They may also be a part of disease prevention and play a general role in an Anti-Aging Medicine program.

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Iodine And Fibrocystic Breast Disease, Breast Cancer, And Hypothyroidism

Iodine And Fibrocystic Breast Disease, Breast Cancer, And Hypothyroidism

Iodine is an essential element whose safety has been confirmed in clinical studies and medical practice.  The association of iodine deficiency and goiter (thyroid disease) has been well known for over a century. Iodine is present in every cell of the body and a host of other effects of iodine deficiency are also a matter of study. The high prevalence of iodine deficiency in the American diet may be responsible for contributing to several common maladies in our population.

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