Men's Health

Cholesterol - The Good and the Bad


Cholesterol is a type of fat that is essential for many metabolic processes. There are two types of cholesterol. HDL is the 'good' cholesterol and LDL is the 'bad' cholesterol. Eating foods rich in saturated fats will increase the amount of LDL cholesterol in the body, which is a risk factor in coronary heart disease.
Cholesterol is a type of fat that is part of all animal cells. It is essential for many of the body’s metabolic processes, including the production of hormones, bile and vitamin D. However, there’s no need to eat foods high in cholesterol. The body is very good at making its own cholesterol – you don’t need to help it along.

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My Friend the Colonoscopy

By: Lindsay S 

Is it too late to discover if you’re going to die?

By Lindsay S

Lindsay S was the archetypical sixty five year old Australian male.  Like most males, he considered himself almost bullet proof, thought of himself as reasonably fit, and had no aches, pains or illnesses.  Some of his mates told him about having a colonoscopy and told him he should have one; others reckoned it was just a pain in the proverbial and not worth doing. Lindsay hadn’t had one and wasn’t about to do so. Here he tells us about his rude awakening.

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Prostrate Cancer and Your Health

By: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia 

Each year in Australia, close to 3,300 men die of prostate cancer - equal to the number of women who die from breast cancer annually. Around 20,000 new cases are diagnosed in Australian every year.

Prostate cancer can be cured if detected and treated while still confined to the prostate gland. The tests for prostate cancer are the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and the digital rectal examination (DRE). These tests do not give a conclusive diagnosis of cancer but can indicate the presence of prostate cancer.

While prostate cancer is most common in men over the age of 50, younger men with a history of prostate cancer in their family are at greater risk. What is complicated with prostate cancer is that some cancers grow very slowly and don’t threaten life, whilst others grow more rapidly and do. It is as a result of this dilemma that we recommend you take an active role in your decision on testing, and if you develop cancer, how you choose to be treated. It is your choice.

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