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‘Preserve those special small moments’: Movember men’s health awareness month organiser on his app to capture family memories – and key health information

Nicholas Worley hasn’t shaved for a while. The Hong Kong resident is preparing his moustache for Movember, the annual event that shines a light on men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Cultivating a ’tash is a way to support Movember, a global movement which this year marks its 20th anniversary. Much has happened since its seeds were sown by mates downing beers at a pub in Melbourne, Australia, in 2003.

It has helped fund more than 1,300 men’s health projects globally and was the catalyst for the world’s largest prostate cancer registry network, which now has more than 200,000 men from 23 countries enrolled.

It’s also been a driving force behind the channelling of almost US$350 million into more than 600 biomedical research projects for prostate and testicular cancer.

Worley at a Movember event in Hong Kong in 2012. Photo: courtesy of Nicholas Worley

Since incorporating mental health issues such as suicide in 2006, the movement has united experts, funded bold new approaches and embraced fresh perspectives all built around “getting men talking”.

“Mo bros”, as they are called, and their sisters, are encouraged to take action and get men talking about men’s health. It’s much needed.

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Testicular cancer is the most common cancer among men aged 15 to 39, while more than 1.4 million men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2020, a number expected to increase to 2.3 million globally by 2040.

In Hong Kong, more than 30 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every month. It is the third-most common cancer in men.

Worley has been supporting the Movember movement since 2010. “I organised some of the first gala parties in Hong Kong,” says the

Can eating more protein help preserve health?

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Moderate protein intake from a range of plant- or animal-based sources could help you live longer, a new study suggests. Jordan Lye/Getty Images
  • A new study in mice suggests that consuming a moderate amount of protein may be most conducive to improved metabolic health.
  • In the study, the sweet spot for moderate protein consumption was between 25% and 35% of a mouse’s daily diet.
  • Older people need more protein due to the body no longer being able to process the macronutrient efficiently.

It only makes sense that a person’s nutritional needs change as they go through life from childhood through adulthood. As we grow, reach maturity, and age, our bodies are occupied with different tasks.

As researchers seek to extend our healthy lifespans — periods free of serious disease — they have been hoping to identify the optimal balance of macronutrients that promote good health at each life stage.

A new study of mice investigates the role of protein at different stages of life.

The study finds that consuming moderate amounts of protein in youth and middle age may be the key to good metabolic health.

The study is published in Geroscience.

Using a mouse model, the researchers studied the effects of protein intake on biological aging.

They fed young (6-month-old) and middle-aged (16-month-old) mice diets with varying levels of protein for two months.

Their diets consisted of 5%, 15%, 25%, 35%, or 45% protein. The moderate amounts identified in the study were 25% and 35%.

All mice were fasted for three hours before being euthanized for tissue harvesting and analysis.

In mice, a diet low in protein resulted in the development of fatty liver, and middle-aged mice exhibited higher levels of lipids, or fats, in their systems than younger mice. The moderate-protein diets also lowered

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