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  1. Hair growth drug can wreck your sex life

    FDA warns Propecia can cause sexual dysfunction

    You don't have to suffer a prostate problem to be given a dangerous and emasculating prostate drug -- just tell your doc you want more hair.

    The "magic hair-come-back pill" he'll almost certainly offer you is Propecia, which is really just a smaller dose of finasteride -- aka the prostate drug Proscar. And like most prostate treatments, it "works" by cutting off your flow of manly hormones.

    Naturally, you'll be less of a man as a result. More specifically, you may have to kiss your sex life goodbye...

    But hey, at least you'll have a great head of hair.

    If all this sounds familiar, it's because I've warned you about this bad med before. I mention it again not only because some men clearly haven't gotten the message -- but because now, even the FDA has woken up just long enough to issue its own warning.

    The feds say finasteride has been reported to kill your erections -- and if you do manage to get it up, it can prevent you from having an orgasm.

    Frankly, I don't know which is worse: Being unable to start, or unable to finish.

    In addition to taking away the ability, it can rob you of the desire by sapping your libido. And if all that's not enough, it has also been linked to other ejaculatory problems including poor sperm quality and even infertility.

    And for the icing on the cake, decreased libido can last even after you stop taking the drug. Since many men start losing their hair again when they stop the drug, you won't even have that luxurious mane to console you.

    If you're not ready to slap a "BALD IS BEAUTIFUL" bumper sticker on your car, I've got some good news: You CAN get your hair back without risking your sex life in the process.

    The key is to inhibit the production of DHT. Much like you body's autoimmune response, DHT attacks your hair follicles as if they're foreign objects.

    And the best way to take control of DHT production is by inhibiting the enzyme that's responsible for converting testosterone into DHT, 5a-reductase. That's where saw palmetto comes in. This nutrient is most famous for its prostate-supporting action. But it could also have a powerful effect on male-pattern baldness.

    I recommend 400mg of saw palmetto along with 100mg of beta-sitosterol.

    Research has also shown that an unsaturated fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA) may help inhibit 5a-reductase, putting the brakes on the conversion of testosterone to DHT.

    No drugs... no expensive and smelly shampoos... no hair weaves... just the one thing your body needs to stop the shedding and regrow your hair.

  2. Obesity kills sperm

    Obesity is like a natural contraceptive. Not only does it make you less attractive to the opposite sex, but men with bulging bellies also make less sperm.

    And in plenty of cases, they make none at all.

    It's been proven before, and now it's proven again as French researchers say their analysis of 14 studies shows that as waistlines grow, sperm counts shrink.

    Those 14 studies involved a combined 10,000 men -- men of different sizes and shapes, all of whom provided ejaculatory samples for comparison. (Side note: Pity the life of a poor research assistant.)

    They found that about a quarter of all men have low sperm counts, and that obese men are 42 percent more likely to be among them than normal-weight men.

    Even more frightening, the obese are 81 percent more likely to make no sperm at all.

    Overweight men, guys who haven't reached the obese zone yet, were 11 percent and 39 percent more likely than the normal weight guys to have low or no sperm -- but let's face reality here: If you're badly overweight, you're probably in no condition to be "doing it" anyway.

    All that huffing and puffing makes sex more work than pleasure, and possibly dangerous work at that. And that's even assuming you can get it up in the first place, because obesity kills erections.

    That's because extra body fat has the unique ability to turn testosterone into estrogen, and once that excess estrogen starts flowing through a man's body he may as well start knitting -- because he's not nearly as much of a man as he used to be.

    Want to avoid all that? Then lose the pounds now.

  3. Don't believe the hype: Smoking won't make you smaller

    The "science" on smoking isn't about finding the truth. It's about getting people to quit, no matter what. The latest research proves again that you can make any wild claim you want as long as it pushes that anti-tobacco agenda. This time, the Health Police claim that men who quit get the instant gift of firmer, harder erections.
  4. Prostate surgery leads to appalling new side effect

    All the men recovering from prostate surgery have helped turn adult diapers into one of the hottest sellers in the warehouse club. Now, a new study finds that these men don't just leak urine at all the wrong times -- they also leak at the worst possible time: during sex.

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