Metabolic Syndrome is a condition Characterized by central obesity, hypertension, and adverse glucose and insulin metabolism; it is associated with increased risk of type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Arpita Basu, from Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma, USA), and colleagues enrolled 35 obese men and women with Metabolic Syndrome in an eight-week long study that randomly assigned each subject to one of three groups: the first group drank 4 cups of green tea daily; the second group drank 4 cups of green tea and consumed green tea extract supplements daily; and the third group drank 4 cups of water a day (served as controls). At the conclusion of the study period, the team observed significant increases in both plasma antioxidant capacity, as well as glutathione levels, among the two groups that drank the green tea. The study authors submit that: “These results support the hypothesis that green tea may provide antioxidant protection in the metabolic syndrome.”
Arpita Basu, Nancy M. Betts, Afework Mulugeta, Capella Tong, Emily Newman, Timothy J. Lyons. “Green tea supplementation increases glutathione and plasma antioxidant capacity in adults with the metabolic syndrome.” Nutrition Research, Volume 33, Issue 3, March 2013, Pages 180-187
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Tip #151 - The Benefits of Testosterone Replacement in Aging Men
Testosterone levels in men decrease gradually over time, due to factors such as reduced activity, nutritional deficiency, diabetes, and HGH deficiency. This phenomenon is sometimes referred to as andropause. By age 60, many men have less than half the level of testosterone as they did when they were in their teens. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can help men to:
• Improve bone health: Osteoporosis, a disease that thins and weakens the bones to the point that they become fragile and break easily, is estimated to affect 2 million men, with 3 million more are at-risk. University of Texas Medical Branch (Texas, USA) researchers found that TRT reduced bone turnover and exerted a protective effect on existing bone mass.
• Improves risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes: Bayer Schering Pharma (Germany) researchers reported that TRT significantly reduced waist circumference, total cholesterol, LDL (low-density, "bad”) cholesterol, triglycerides, and body mass index; TRT also increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol. In a related study, the same team found that metabolic risk factors improved with TRT.