Men's Health

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1. I am fairly tall and want to make sure that I’m not getting hungry on Almased. How much should I take if I’m 6’3”?

If you are over 6’ tall, you should take 10 Tbsp of Almased per meal replacement mixed with 12 oz of cold liquid (water, low fat milk, almond milk, soy milk etc.). This should keep you full for about 4-5 hours. If you get hungry quicker in between, you can have an additional Almased snack portion with 4-5 Tbsp of Almased mixed with about 8 oz of cold liquid.

2. Does Almased affect my testosterone level?

No, it does not. While individual cases of changes in sex hormones in men consuming soy have been reported, these men consumed extremely high doses of soy (3 quarts of soy milk per day, e.g.). When the soy intake was lowered or discontinued the hormonal effects were discontinued. In reality, clinical studies in men show that isoflavones from the soy do not affect testosterone levels or circulating estrogen levels. Even at isoflavone levels significantly higher than a typical soy-rich diet consumed by males in East Asia. Bottomline, isoflavones have not been found to have feminizing effects; therefore soy is safe to consume by men.

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For many men health check-ups are usually not at the top of their priority list. Lack of health care monitoring in younger years can open the door to serious specific diseases later in life.

Recent reports indicate women are 33% more likely than men to visit a doctor. With age, this figure reduces, but still many men are slow to visit the physician for simple tests like blood pressure, A1C, cholesterol, and prostate screening. With the ability to monitor blood pressure using small battery powered wrist devices and home A1C test kits for blood sugar levels, men do not have a reason anymore to avoid monitoring these health indicators. Here are 4 important health tests men could take today to help lower your risk for serious health challenges in the future.

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Making heart-healthy diet and lifestyle choices is a must for men to stave off the development of heart disease. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, affecting all racial/ethnic groups in the United States. The factors that contribute to the risk of heart disease are high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol and smoking as well as several other medical conditions or lifestyle choices such as diabetes, being overweight or obese, a poor diet, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol use.

What are the three actions you can take today to become heart-healthier?

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