August 2017 Vol. 9 Issue 81

Abstracts & Commentary

Betalain-rich Concentrate Improves Exercise Performance

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  A new double-blind, randomized trial yields expected results: beet juice improves athletic performance. But the proposed mechanism of action? Unexpected.

Informed Prostate Cancer Patients Have Less Regret Following Treatment

by Matt Mumber, MD  A new study highlights the importance of informing men about the complexities and nuances associated with cancer treatment options. Patients who fully understand treatment side effects, quality of life issues, recurrence risk, healthy lifestyle practices, and other aspects of care have less regret in both the short-term and long-term.

Adding L-Citrulline Increases Plasma L-Arginine in Men

by Geovanni Espinosa, ND, LAc, CNS  Clinical trials have shown L-arginine supplementation has health benefits for men, including improved sports performance and erectile function. A new study suggests we can boost effects of supplementation by adding a second amino acid.

Interviews with Experts

Addressing Male Urinary Incontinence

by Natural Medicine Journal One in four men over the age of 65 has urinary incontinence, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this interview, men's health expert Ronald Morton, MD, FACS, describes how urinary incontinence is diagnosed and treated. He also provides detailed information about the key medical devices that are available to treat this condition.

Erectile Dysfunction's Clues About Cardiovascular Health

by Natural Medicine Journal In over half of all cases of hospitalization for a cardiovascular event, the first symptom is the event itself. So anything we can do to get any early indicator that something is going wrong in the cardiovascular system can have a huge impact. Erectile dysfunction is one such early signal. According to cardiovascular health expert Daniel Chong, ND, identifying sexual dysfunction is essential for improving cardiovascular outcomes. 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Health Effects of Anger in Men

by Steve Rissman, PhD  A fascinating review article provides convincing evidence that anger negatively affects many aspects of men’s health in addition to its more well-recognized cardiovascular effects, making a case for the value of addressing anger issues in our male patients.