Testosterone: Cancer, Heart, ED
By Ross Macdonald
Research published in 1940 that stated that testosterone was the cause of prostate cancer was proved by Dr. Abraham Morgentaler to be flawed. The flawed research was based on the results from dogs, a castrated man, and one normal man! A low testosterone level indicates an increase in the possibility of prostate cancer. This is detailed in research from Harvard Medical School in Dr. Abraham Morgentaler’s book and from the National Institute of Health (NIH) 2006; it is high levels of estrogen, not testosterone, that cause prostate cancer.
Research also found that in aging men obesity, especially belly fat, can cause estrogen levels to rise. This visceral fat produces an enzyme called aromatase, which converts testosterone into estrogen. New research just released from UN of Texas Health Science Center states: “For the first time we have demonstrated that excess fat is a key factor in cancer progression regardless of the diet contributing to the excess weight.”
Some men with excess belly fat can have more estrogen then postmenstrual women. The research also explained that men with high levels of estrogen and low levels of testosterone had higher incidences of benign prostate enlargement (BPH). Abdominal exercises like sit-ups and crunches do not reduce belly fat. This fat is deep and wrapped around your interior organs and is not affected by abdominal exercise. Exercises to reduce this visceral fat include cardio, pushups, lunges, squats, and step-ups.
Over 16 years ago, several research reports indicated that excess estrogen and low levels of testosterone contributed to artery blockage. Men with only slightly increased levels had twice the risk of a stroke and a higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Testosterone is necessary to enable good cholesterol (HDL) to remove built-up cholesterol from the arterial walls and return it to the liver for disposal. A combination of low HDL and low levels of testosterone is a path to serious CVD. Major studies definitively show that a combination of low levels of free testosterone, coupled with low levels of vitamin D3, increase the risk of CVD by over 233 per cent.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is caused by a lack of blood flow, which can occur gradually as one gets older. It is closely related to CVD. The three known common medications do not increase blood flow into the penis; they activate an enzyme called FDN3, which inhibits the blood from flowing out. Researchers from Harvard and Life Extension Foundation have written several articles and books about ED, its probable causes, and remedies. There are several non-prescription supplements that have a proven beneficial record of alleviating ED.
Viagra et al. have also been shown to reduce the urinary tract problems associated with benign prostate hyperplasia and reduce stress in the brain after a stroke by stimulating the growth of nerve cells.
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Ross Macdonald can be reached at 415 153 5378 or extendinglives @gmail.com