Jun 172011

Men with curly hair should blame their hair shape on their nutrition

A new study at the University of Saragossa in Spain is set out to study if dietary habits can influence the shape of hair in males. New evidence has been revealed that men, and not women, can have the shape and texture of their hair change due to the follicles sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone, a hormone produces by males and which is in charge of developing the follicles as well as ceasing the production of hair in males according to genetic sensitivity.

Dietary cholesterol is used in the body to produce the sex hormones of which dihydrotestosterone is one of them, and then the dihydrotestosterone interacts with the nutrient supply to the follicle, determining the rate and shape of the hair. Men’s hair expert Rogelio, author of www.MensHairBlog.com and The Men’s Hair Book, explains that hair shape, from straight hair to curly hair, is largely dictated by genetic makeup and has a strong heritage composition, meaning that one will inherit the predominant hair type in the family and regardless of how many males are in the family. Rogelio has described in his book The Men’s Hair Book how hair shape in men is divided in 4 types: straight, wavy, coiled and kinky, and that curly hair is in fact a texture for both men and women.

Picture of a man with curly hair.

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Jun 102011

Taiwan recorded 73,293 new cancer cases in 2006, with the largest number being colorectal cases, according to the latest cancer incidence report released yesterday by the Department of Health.

The figures mean that on average, a new cancer patient was being diagnosed in the country every 7 minutes, 10 seconds in 2006, up slightly from the average of 7 minutes, 38 seconds in 2005, when 68,907 new cases were recorded, according to Chao Kun-yu, deputy chief of the DOH’s Bureau of Health Promotion.

The report showed that for the first time, colorectal cancer replaced liver cancer as the most common type among new cases recorded in a single year.

Compared with 2005, the number of new colorectal cancer cases rose by 644 to 10,248 in 2006, and liver cancer or intrahepatic bile duct cancer was found among 10,092 people – a jump of 176 cases.

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Jun 022011

Men usually have the reputation of avoiding seeing a physician, even when they are sick, but the issue may be different when it comes to wanting cosmetic surgery or enhancement procedures such as Botox. Men are now seeking out doctors for non-medical reasons, and in record numbers.

Plastic surgeons are now reporting an increase in the number of male clients that are seeking a slimmer waist or stronger jaw line. The numbers have gone up by 16 percent from the year 2002 to 2007, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery. You won’t find many men discussing this issue, but cosmetic surgeons are now reporting that their services are becoming more popular by the opposite sex in what has typically been a female-dominated market.

A weblog for Intactinfo stated, “Not just for women anymore, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery is popular with self-conscious men as well! Many cosmetic surgeons are now performing surgery on both women and men. Of the most popular, Beverly Hills VASER liposuction is commonly performed on couples who come in together, seemingly for moral support. Men alone, usually get liposuction on their waist, abdomen, neck and chest, which is especially successful in getting rid of he ever-popular ‘man boobs.’” The website indicates that other common procedures among men are otoplasty (ear surgery), used to correct oversized or protruding ears; rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck and lift) and the Beverly Hills facelift or short scar facelift. The short scar facelift provides a younger, fresher face without the more severe and lengthy scarring and recovery time of the typical facelift. Continue reading »