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Sunday Nov 23

Health

A Veggie Manwich is a Meal

Saturday, 22 November 2014 20:52

Despite health risks, men erroneously covet meat as masculine.

Men are more likely to connect masculinity with meat than with vegetables, says a study examining attitudes toward food and notions of manhood.  Researchers from four universities, including UNC Chapel Hill and Cornell, wanted to see if “people in Western cultures have a metaphoric link between meat and men,” the study authors write. What this means, say the researchers, is that marketers need to reshape metaphors to make them more veg-friendly. For example, they recommend presenting veggie burgers with grill marks to make them look more like the typically masculine burger.

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The Daddy Diet Dilemma

Saturday, 22 November 2014 20:52

Kids are less likely to eat healthy when Dad’s in charge.   

 

 

Children are more heavily influenced by their fathers’ attitudes toward restaurants and family meal times than they are by their mothers’, say findings from the Texas Agrilife Research study, a 15-month examination of parents' use of time and how that impacted meal choices.

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Sharp Increase in Men Going Under the Knife

Saturday, 22 November 2014 20:52

More men are having cosmetic procedures, and more invasive ones, than ever before.  

While there has only been a two percent overall increase in plastic surgeries from 2009 to 2010, the number of male cosmetic procedures have increased dramatically, say statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The number of liposuction procedures performed on men rose seven percent, and the number of male facelifts doubled, by 14 percent. Why such a relatively high increase in male procedures? 

 

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Oye, Man Up, Hombre

Saturday, 22 November 2014 20:52

Depression among Latino men is underreported and undertreated.

 

The latest cultural observation report by trend trackers at Iconoculture has reported that depression among Latino men is underreported, undertreated, and a growing problem within the community. Cultural mores, economics, and social status all play a role in this complicated issue, say mental health experts.

 

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Secret Asian Man, Secret Asian Man…

Saturday, 22 November 2014 20:52

Asian men experience a survival ‘edge’ following prostate cancer; what’s their secret?

 

A study comparing post-prostate cancer survival rates among Asians, South Asians, and white men found that Asians experience the best prognosis of all the groups. Led by Dr. Anthony S. Robbins, a team of researchers from Sacramento’s California Cancer Registry examined data from a group of prostate cancer survivors over a ten year period. The study, published in the online journal Cancer, was one of few which compared the death risk for Asians versus whites.

 

 

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