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Is it true that men should wear boxers instead of briefs? What do men need to know about those steaks and brats they love to grill? What about that certain myth concerning a manís shoe size?
Here are a few truths and a few tall tales about menís health:
Men who wear briefs have fewer sperm.
False. Although prolonged
high temperatures may affect sperm count, the evidence that wearing
briefs leads to lower sperm counts is inconsistent.
Penises can break.
True. There is no ďpenis bone,Ē but you can tear the tunica albuginea, which
is a fibrous sheath that is stretched during an erection. This is called
a ďpenile fracture,Ē and it most commonly occurs during sexual
activity. Treatment most often involves surgery. Fortunately, penile
fractures are rare
Hats and/or blow dryers can cause baldness.
False. Thereís no evidence that wearing a hat or using a blow-dryer causes baldness. Male pattern hair loss occurs because the hair follicle becomes smaller, resulting in shorter, finer hair and eventually no hair.
Men hit their sexual peak at 18.
True. This is true, at least
regarding a manís supply of testosterone, which peaks at 18. However,
peak hormone levels donít equate to peak sexual performance.
The more you shave, the thicker your beard will be.
False. The size and shape of our hair follicles determine the thickness and texture of our hair ó whether it is thick and coarse or thin and fine. The hair may appear coarser, but shaving doesnít change the follicle, so frequent shaving wonít make your beard thicker.
Men can get breast cancer.
True. Men can get breast
cancer, but itís rare. The lifetime risk is estimated to be about one in
1,000 men. In addition to older age, other risk factors include family
members (male or female) with breast cancer, a genetic condition
associated with high estrogen levels, chronic liver disorders,
alcoholism, and obesity.
Grilled meat contains substances that may increase the risk for cancer.
True. Two types of potential
carcinogens may be found in grilled meats. One type (polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons, PAHs) is found in the flames and smoke thatís created
when fat and juices drip from meat onto a heat source. The PAHs then
stick to the surface of the meat. The other type (heterocyclic amines,
HCAs) is formed when high temperatures cause a chemical reaction between
naturally occurring amino acids and sugars in the meat and the creatine
found in muscle tissue.
Ways to reduce or avoid these carcinogens during grilling include
putting a layer of aluminum foil under the meat to avoid direct contact
of the meat to the grill, pre-cooking meat in the microwave then
discarding the juices, marinating meat, reducing cooking time, and
removing charred areas, which contains the most HCAs.

No pain, no gain: If a workout doesnít hurt, then itís not effective enough.
False. You donít gain anything from pain. In fact, if you work out until you feel pain (or go past that point), you could injure yourself.

Drinking beer can indeed contribute to a ďbeer belly.Ē
True. Excess calories of any kind can increase belly fat, and extra calories from beer can contribute to an increased waistline. Itís easy to overdo the calories from beer ó or other alcoholic drinks ó and the foods you like to eat while drinking.

Posted By: David Johnson
Tuesday, May 15th 2012 at 4:41AM

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