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INCONTINENCE BUT ARE YOU PAD FREE? STOP YOUR BLADDER LEAKAGE NOW PROSTATE CANCER FREE Find your happiness. Restore your normalcy. Renew your confidence. Visit or call 419-725-6850 to find a specialist near you who offers all the treatment options. Some patients may not be able to receive certain therapies to stop bladder leakage. Please discuss with your physician the risks and restrictions for each therapy. Boston Scientific Corporation 300 Boston Scientific Way, Marlborough, MA 01752 All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2016 Boston Scientific Corporation or its affiliates. All rights reserved. MH-401715-AA DEC 2016 Avoiding a Late Supper Associated with Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk E AT I N G S U P P E R B E F O R E 9 P. M . or waiting a minimum of two hours after eating before going to bed is linked to a 20 percent reduction in prostate cancer risk, according to research in the International Journal of Cancer. Scientists at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) reviewed questionnaires completed by 621 men with prostate cancer and 872 men in a control group. Participants detailed their sleep patterns, timing of meals, whether they prefer morning or evening activity, and compliance with cancer-prevention guidelines. "Further research ... is needed in order to understand the reasons behind these findings, but everything seems to indicate that the timing of sleep affects our capacity to metabolize food," ISGlobal researcher Dora Romaguera, one of the study's authors, stated in a news release. Scientists found a similar reduction in breast cancer risk when they compared responses of 1,205 people who have breast cancer with responses from 1,321 controls. Earlier research has found an association between long-term night shift work and aggressive prostate cancer. ■ — Steve Barrett Bariatric Surgery Linked to Fast Improvement in Hypogonadism S P E E D Y R E V E R S A L O F obesity- related hypogonadism is among the benefits of a particular type of bariatric surgery, according to researchers at the University of Padova in Italy. Bariatric surgery is associated with improvements in conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. R e s e a r c h p r e s e n t e d a t t h e European Congress on Obesity in Vienna assessed how quickly sleeve gastrectomy affects hypogonadism among morbidly obese men. It found that one month after a group of 29 morbidly obese men underwent the procedure, the proportion with hypogonadism had dropped from 51.6 percent to 11.6 percent. Levels of testosterone rose, on average, by 85 percent — a higher level than that found in a control group of 19 healthy men of normal weight. Previous research had assessed only whether weight loss affects hypogonadism in the long term. ■ — Steve Barrett

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