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Baby Boomers Vs Gen X males – Who are healthier?

PhD candidate Rhiannon Pilkington has recently published her research findings comparing the health of Baby Boomers (born 1946-1965) with Generation X (1966-1980) at the same age of 25-44 years, in the medical journal PLOS One. Rhiannon’s co-authors and supervisors were Associate Professor Anne Taylor, Professor Graham Hugo and Professor Gary Wittert from the University of […]

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Erectile dysfunction can be reversed without medication

Latest research from the FFCMH indicated that men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem, by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication. In a new paper published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers highlight the incidence of erectile dysfunction and lack of sexual desire among Australian […]

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Obesity trial still recruiting men – Thurs 7 Nov public information session

Are you, a male friend or partner finding it difficult to lose weight? Being overweight and carrying extra weight around your waist, particularly if you are over 50 years of age, puts you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Once you develop type 2 diabetes your body becomes resistant to insulin. If untreated, this resistance causes increased […]

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Congratulations – Sean Martin PhD

The Centre congratulates Sean Martin on being awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on the 20 August, 2013.  His thesis is entitled “The role of modifiable risk factors in the presence and development of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and sexual dysfunction in ageing men.”  His primary supervisor was Professor Gary Wittert. During his PhD, […]

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Paternal obesity and pregnancy outcomes

It is known that for couples undergoing assisted reproductive technology,  male obesity is associated with reduced pregnancy rates and increased pregnancy loss. Nicole McPherson (nee Palmer) PhD candidate from the School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health at the University of Adelaide and recipient of a Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health Scholarship top-up award (Principal Supervisor Dr Michelle […]

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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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AOD9604 and obesity

29 July 2013 – Professor Gary Wittert, Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health and Senior Endocrinologist was invited onto ABC Radio Grandstand Breakfast to answer questions on whether the drug AOD9604, at the centre of the Essendon Football Club story, is an approved anti-obesity drug. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-29/grandstand-breakfast-july-29/4849742      (10mins from end of podcast) Professor […]

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Obesity contributes more to poor sleep than low testosterone in hypogonadal men

See highlights from Professor Gary Wittert’s presentation on the relationship between testosterone and sleep at ENDO 2013. Learn more

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