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'Alarming' low testosterone levels found in obese teenage boys
October 12th, 2012
03:04 PM ET

'Alarming' low testosterone levels found in obese teenage boys

Obese teenage boys are at risk for more than diabetes and heart disease, a new study has found. They also have alarmingly low levels of testosterone - between 40 to 50% less than males of the same age with a normal body mass index.

The study, published this week in the journalĀ Clinical Endocrinology, investigated the effect of obesity on testosterone levels in young males.

It has its origins in earlier research, which showed that type II diabetes and obesity in older men are linked to a high rate (25-33%) of hypogonadism, or low testosterone levels. According to the new study, the rate of hypogonadism in type II diabetic men ages 18-35 is greater than 50%. FULL POST


Please, make me be selfish
October 12th, 2012
07:39 AM ET

Please, make me be selfish

People are inherently selfish. Research shows we're happier and our lives improve when we focus on ourselves.

Makes sense, right?

So why does research also show that we often put others first and fail to choose what will make us happy?

The problem comes, researcher Jonathan Berman says, when we have to decide between spending the $20 we found on the ground on new shoes and donating it to charity.

If you're walking by a shopping center when you pick up the money, you're more likely to freely spend it on yourself. But if you're walking by a homeless shelter, "suddenly spending $20 on yourself feels so different," Berman says.
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