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FFCMH part of international team defining fatty acid reference ranges

Prof Lyle Palmer and Professor Gary Wittert are part of an international team (Australia, Singapore, Europe, and Canada) who will, for the first time, establish relevant blood fatty acid reference ranges. While considerable research is dedicated to understanding the relationship between fatty acids and health, the interpretability of human studies remains poor due to the lack […]

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Announcement: Centre summer vacation research projects and scholarships

The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health is offering student scholarships for Summer Vacation Projects in 2013-2014. The support will be provided either as a top up with 4 week extension to the University of Adelaide Summer Scholarship, if awarded, or as an independent 6 week ($1200) or 10 week ($2000) award for University of Adelaide […]

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Overweight?.. “Its hormonal” – Not an excuse

In an international collaboration with the New England Research Institute in Massachusetts, Professor Gary Wittert, Director of the Freemason’s Foundation Centre for Men’s Health has been looking at community survey data from Boston to examine whether hormonal levels can be blamed for fat mass in men, or whether in fact the vice-versa is more likely […]

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Colorectal cancer screening for men – addressing barriers to uptake

Participation in faecal occult blood test screening in Australia, used to screen for colorectal cancer, is markedly lower amongst men compared to women. This finding is particularly problematic as men are at a significantly increased risk of being diagnosed with, and dying from, colorectal cancer. Differences between men and women in attitudes and perceived barriers to screen suggest that a customised […]

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Urinary frequency problems in men may herald heart disease or diabetes

Men who regularly get up more than once a night to urinate could be suffering from a range of health conditions, many of which can be treated if GPs look for them, according to University of Adelaide researchers. The condition, known as “nocturia”, is one sign of “overactive bladder syndrome”. “The need to urinate at […]

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Study claiming a link between omega-3s and prostate cancer has limitations

There is evidence that fish oil, a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, either as supplements or through increased dietary intake, can at anti-inflammatory doses, reduce symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis and reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However community concern has been raised following the results of a study  published last week claiming a link between omega-3s and prostate cancer in men. Professor […]

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Recent Publications – July 2013

Centenera MM, Raj GV, Knudsen KE, Tilley WD, Butler LM. Ex vivo culture of human prostate tissue and drug development. Nat Rev Urol. 2013 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print] Centenera MM, Fitzpatrick AK, Tilley WD, Butler LM.Hsp90: still a viable target in prostate cancer.  Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013 Apr;1835(2):211-8.  Review. Chiam K, Ryan NK, […]

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National Men’s Health Week

June 10-16 is National Men’s Health Week. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. For any information on Men’s Health Research at the University of Adelaide or to have your say about men’s health issues, please email […]

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