Posted by: 4pack | February 1, 2009

“Ideal Shape” Update: Visceral “Belly Fat” Causes Testosterone Level Drop In Older Men And Accompanies Increased Muscle Loss

FOUR PACK WILL CONTINUE TO SOUND THE ALARM OVER BELLY FAT, OR VISCERAL FAT…IT LOWERS TESTOSTERONE AND HELPS ACCELERATE THE LOSS OF MUSCLE…WHICH WILL LOWER THE METABOLISM…LOSE THE GUT…

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Increased fat around the waist in men causes a drop in testosterone levels and may influence sexual performance.

Brain cells die off at a rate of up to 10,000 a day. You can also lose between 0.5 per cent and two per cent of muscle each year.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1133034/Our-decade-decade-guide-holding-years.html

 

In 2008, Spanish scientists found that men who wait until their 40s before starting a family have a greater chance of their partner having a miscarriage because of poor-quality sperm.

Diminishing muscle tone in the mouth may cause the tongue to fall back and cover the windpipe during sleep. This triggers a condition called sleep apnoea, in which people stop breathing for short periods of time while asleep.

Eyesight may also change, due to the age-related condition presbyopia (old sight), says Oliver Backhouse, consultant ophthalmologist at the Yorkshire Eye Hospital. This changes the shape of the lens and reduces its focusing power, particularly on near vision.

Deterioration of cartilage, the strong smooth substance that coats the ends of our bones and allows the joints to move easily and without friction, is likely to start and can lead to osteoarthritis.

Age-related bone loss also accelerates, says Dr Selby, due to wear and tear on the body. In women, about 35 per cent of compact bone and 50 per cent of spongy bone in the skeleton is lost during a lifetime, whereas men lose about two-thirds of this amount.

It’s common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages, says professor Michael Kirby of the Prostate Centre in London. This is due to a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which causes an increase in the frequency and urgency of the need to pass water.

The heart pumps blood less effectively as the vessels become less elastic, making arteries stiffer and harder. Being overweight and eating fatty foods can lead to deposits forming on the coronary arteries. This makes the heart work even harder leading to high blood pressure and heart attack.

Increased fat around the waist in men causes a drop in testosterone levels and may influence sexual performance.

Blockages in the arteries can also affect sexual performance since arteries in the genitals are half the size of those in the coronary arteries. ‘The genitals are a barometer of cardiovascular health since they show problems before the heart,’ adds Professor Kirby. A drop in testosterone also reduces libido and sperm motility.

How to hold back time

Counteract bone loss with regular weight-bearing exercise such as brisk walking, aerobics, dancing, and running, says Dr Peter Selby. Exercise – along with a balanced, low-fat diet – will aid weight loss, boost the cardiovascular system, improve fertility, prostate health and stop chances of sleep apnoea.

 

 

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