Bodybuilding and fitness forums have gone crazy for a study which looked at the effects of onion juice in rats. We already knew eating vegetables is healthy, but apparently they can also boost testosterone levels – dramatically. The study in question reports that giving rats onion juice increased testosterone levels by more than 300%. But can these results be replicated in humans? Do onions increase testosterone?
It’s official: sperm counts have halved over the past 40 years. We know that BPA and other endocrine-disrupting plastics are linked to infertility in both men and women, so has this got anything to do with it? Are BPA plastics to blame for falling sperm counts?
Endocrine disruptors are linked with a growing number of health issues. They’re said to be found in everything from food and drink to beauty products. They imitate the effects of hormones such as estrogen and testosterone and disrupt the body’s natural balance. Unsurprisingly, endocrine disruptors are linked with a host of hormone-related health issues. Androgenetic alopecia, also known as pattern hair loss, is a hormone-related condition. So is there a link? Do endocrine disruptors cause hair loss?
It’s now well established that many plastic bottles leach chemicals into the drinks inside them. And the list of health issues associated with these chemicals grows every day. With so many hysterical headlines it can be hard to take the risks seriously. But in the case of obesity, the studies make for pretty compelling evidence. So, can plastic bottles really make you fat?
BPA free products are becoming more popular as consumers learn about the health dangers associated with BPA plastics. But research has shown these supposedly safe products may really be even worse for your health. The reason for this is that most BPA free products are not EA free. So what’s the difference?
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT): it’s been blamed as the cause of hair loss ever since Dr. James Hamilton’s pioneering research in the 1940s. Yet despite Hamilton himself casting doubt on this theory, mainstream medicine has left this hypothesis mostly unchallenged. And while there is good evidence to support the link between DHT and hair loss, there are a number of problems with this explanation. So is DHT really the cause of hair loss? Or is it time for a new theory?
It’s a hair loss myth we’ve all heard: bald men are more virile, have higher testosterone levels, and so on. But is it actually true? Or just an old wives’ tale? Well, hormones do play an important role in androgenetic alopecia – but there’s more to it than just testosterone. So, do bald men have more testosterone? Let’s take a look at the facts behind the myth.
Perhaps as a result of today’s selfie-taking, image-obsessed culture, more and more men – and women – are using anabolic steroids to achieve the perfect body. But for many, this can have the unwanted side effect of increased hair loss. So can this be avoided? Which compounds are harshest on hair? Here’s how to prevent hair loss from steroids.