New Reason for Men to Manage Weight
A new study has found that men with large waists urinate more frequently than
their slimmer counterparts. This is another reason, a direct irritating symptom,
for men to try their hardest not to give in to obesity.
The health news comes from Cornell University, where researchers found that
men with waists measuring over 100 centimeters (cm) reported up to three times
more urinary problems than men with waists of less than 90 cm. They also found
that larger waist measurements were linked to high blood pressure, heart
disease, type 2 diabetes, and sexual organ-related issues.
The epidemics of obesity and diabetes have led to a striking increase in the
number of people with metabolic syndrome, which is essentially a cluster of
symptoms that put your heart at risk. Now emerging data suggests that
metabolic syndrome may have an effect on how often men urinate.
The study included 409 men (40 to 91) who had moderate or severe lower
urinary tract symptoms. Key findings included:
– 37.5% of men had a waist circumference of less than 90 cm; 33.5% measured 90
to 99 cm; and 29% measured 100 cm or more. Men in their 70s were most likely
to be in the third group.
– Larger waist circumference was associated with more frequent urination; 39%
of the men in the large waist group urinated more than eight times in 24 hours,
compared to 16% of the men with the smallest waists.
– 44% of men in the larger waist circumference group urinated more than twice
in the night, compared to 15% in the smallest waist group.
– 75% of men with larger waists reported erection problems, compared to 32%
with the smallest waits.
– The same pattern was shown with high blood pressure (34% versus 15%),
coronary artery disease (29% vs. eight percent), type 2 diabetes (33% vs. 11%),
and cholesterol (254 mg/dL vs. 148 mg/dL).
The study also found that, due to a higher risk of prostate volume issues, men
with larger waists faced a great risk of serious issues with the prostate (including
cancer). They just literally had far higher risks of all the health issues so far
It goes back to the frequent urination issues, especially in the nighttime. “Waist
measurement,” the researchers write, “may therefore represent an easy
diagnostic tool when it comes to the likelihood of male urinary problems.”
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