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Review article highlights the epidemic and risks of anabolic steroid use by young men

A recent review article published by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, highlights the growing health epidemic of anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) use in young men, and discusses the need for long-term studies of the health effects of AAS, particularly defining the increased risk of AAS cardiovascular disease, infertility, liver toxicity, and mental health issues. […]

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Obesity may affect PSA blood test results when screening for prostate cancer

Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health (FFCMH) member Dr Arel Aref (PhD candidate and medical oncologist, Prostate Cancer Research Group, SAHMRI) with colleagues from the Centre, the South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative (SA-PCCOC), the Uni of Sydney, and Prof Peter Sutherland (senior Urologist) has published his first paper from his PhD research showing that […]

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2018 FFCMH Scholarship awardees

          The Centre congratulates the following four students on being awarded scholarships from the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health. From left to right: Mr Felix Ritson is a University of Adelaide Medicine (MBBS) graduate who has been awarded a scholarship to support his systematic review training at the Joanna Briggs […]

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New MJA position statements on testosterone supplementation in men

Professor Gary Wittert, Senior Endocrinologist and Director of the FFCMH has recently co-authored with Australian experts two position statements on testosterone supplementation on behalf of the Endocrine Society of Australia, and published these in the Medical Journal of Australia. Yeap BB, Grossmann M, McLachlan RI, Handelsman DJ, Wittert GA, Conway AJ, Stuckey BG, Lording DW, Allan […]

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How South Australian men advanced medical knowledge in 2016

Here are some examples of how South Australian men in the Centre’s MAILES (Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study AND males in the NorthWest Adelaide Health Study) longitudinal male ageing study have helped to advance medical knowledge in 2016. In particular, we present summaries of papers published in some of the leading medical journals in the respective […]

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High protein or high carbohydrate? – What type of weight loss diet will get men’s mojo back?

Researchers at the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health (FFCMH) and others have shown that abdominal obesity in men is associated with reduced sexual function (low testosterone and sexual desire and erectile dysfunction), and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) that send them to the toilet frequently at night, disturbing sleep.  We have also shown that just […]

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Obesity and diabetes prevention study – T4DM Recruitment closing soon

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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Centre Features on ABC Catalyst Episode on Testosterone

Professor Gary Wittert, Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health, featured along with other leading Australian men’s health researchers in the recent September episode of ABC’s Catalyst program which was on the topic of Testosterone.  The latest research on testosterone and how it influences the male body and mind, from the womb to old age, […]

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The relationship between sleep disorders and testosterone in men

In the upcoming issue of Asian Journal of Andrology, (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24435056), Professor Gary Wittert, Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health, reviews the evidence demonstrating the important role that sleep has for maintaining healthy testosterone levels in men, important for energy levels, libido, mood, mental acuity and muscle mass. The paper describes how in healthy men, plasma testosterone levels peaks […]

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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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