Penis size matters

Amidst divisive local and international affairs and living conditions, it is impressive that British scientists focus on compiling over a dozen studies to examine the average penis size and what it means. Does it matter more to men or women? It is among the most vast of scientific inquiries. So who is more likely to have penis size envy? Women or men? Do you think it might be men?

Women think men love large breasts. Billions of USA dollars are spent for breast augmentation, push-up bras, and cleavage enhancers. Nearly 300,000 breast augmentations were done in 2014, second only to liposuction.

Of course, a man’s penis size isn’t there for all to see. Unless they are in a public shower, most penises are tucked behind zippers or flaps.

Actually, it appears that many men are concerned about their penis size. Science finds the answers. Was money well spent on penis size research? One study in the British Journal of Urology International, suggested that while the majority of women, some 85%, were satisfied with the size and proportion of their partner’s penis, men were less sure of themselves. 45% of men were unsatisfied, reported by Psychology Today online.

For all matters great and small that befall mankind, British Journal of Urology International studied data from 17 previous academic papers that included penis size measurements from a total of 15,521 men from around the world. The goal was to ascertain the average penis size. You have to love those British!

The statistics are in:
1) Flaccid lengths range around 7 to 10 centimeters (2.8-3.9 inches).
2) Flaccid circumferences range around 9 to 10 centimeters (3.5 to 3.9 inches).
3) Erect lengths range around 12 to 16 centimeters (4.7 to 6.3 inches).
4) Data from only one of the studies indicated erect circumference was around 12 centimeters (4.7 inches).

Women seem to focus on what and how men do instead of their size. They seek sincere passion and feelings of love.

Art, media, magazines, and fashion display “modern shaped” perfect women as having large breasts. Men and women are attracted to breast size. Two researchers point to excited hormones during breast-feeding a newborn baby. They indicate, “oxytocin and dopamine act together to help “imprint” the newborn’s face, smell and sounds into the mother’s reward circuitry, making breastfeeding and nurturing a pleasurable experience that will motivate her to keep doing those activities to strengthen the mother-infant bond.” Modern media promotes large breasts on women as an ideal. Both men and women are fascinated with large female breasts.

For many motivations, women may be more obsessed with larger breast sizes than men are, according to surveys. In more cases men are attracted by the shapes of women rather than the size of the breast. The breast focus may also be a product of Western ideologies and competitive evolution for both men and women. So do large female breasts represent the survival of the fittest?

Whether vanity or other conditions, women appear less focused on penis size than men are. As far as plastic surgeons adore, women are more preoccupied with female breast sizes than men. In the last 2 decades years, the average bust size has increased from 34B to 36C but there are no measurements whether breast augmentation led to this change. Obesity could also contribute.

Women’s views that penis size really doesn’t matter were culled from various surveys. Women are, however, more sensitive in dealing with a man’s indelicate penis size feelings and offer ways of dealing with given situations. Generally, the language and thought differences among men and women regarding body shapes and sizes are really less important than other intimacy factors. Taste is really personal.

For those interested in increasing penis size or breast size through plastic surgery, there are short and long-term side effects. These procedures are not covered by insurance.

The entire stress about breast size and penis size, according to the British study, is that the differences don’t really matter. It’s all in the mind and in your perceived reality. Does it merit talk and dialog? Likely it will.

Why average penis size or breast size matters seems a rather foolish thing for scientists to study when there are more pressing medical concerns. In the stigma and fears of competition, perhaps average no longer suffices. Yet there are many more qualities to be shared by men and women in all types of relationships.

Penis size and breast size are only variables but many variables are required to attract and establish enduring relationships. That may require compilations of many studies. Are they worth pursuing?

Scientific sexual studies proceed empirically on general topics and sex/gender roles in society. On these levels penis size matters may matter. Within general society and intimate social exchanges, penis, breast, or body sizes really mean less on average. There are other things going on.

Vitamin E and metabolic syndrome

According to Ohio State University research, 1 out of 3 Americans may need more vitamin E to combat metabolic syndrome.

Vitamin E is an essential antioxidant that helps reduce free radicals (or sludge) from your body. Other major vitamin antioxidants include vitamins A and C. Antioxidants may come naturally from many fruits and vegetables. People in the study who drank milk along with the natural form of vitamin E absorbed between 26.1 and 29.5 percent of the vitamin, depending on their health status. Those with metabolic syndrome absorbed considerably less.

Those who have been diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome would then have to be more vigilant in taking vitamin E supplements.

Metabolic Syndrome is not just one disease or condition. It is a cluster that brings symptoms such as high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels together. Doctors believe that these symptoms are involved in increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Studies have correlated those as cofactors that may lead to those main diseases.

As an anti-oxidant, Vitamin E helps eliminate byproducts within your body for cellular and organic wellness. Lack of dietary antioxidants may result in damaging vital networks that keep your body healthier. Some studies have been investigating a vitamin E role in preventing degenerative mental imbalances such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Good thought when applying for research grants.

Dietary sources of vitamin E include: Almonds, Raw Seeds (sunflower and pumpkin), and Hazelnuts. Plant oils also have vitamin E. The benefit with these as they are high in good fats – mono- and poly-unsaturated. The downside is that excessive consumption may lead to fat elevation because these are still high in fat content.

Kale, spinach, collard greens, turnip greens and Swiss chard are low calorie vegetables that eaten raw or cooked releases vitamin E with natural co-factors that may help absorption without fats.

Foods high in antioxidants help reduce bad cholesterol levels and elevate good cholesterol levels when taken as part of an habitual diet, with minimal dietary cholesterol intake from meats and fish.

As a cluster of possible conditions, metabolic syndrome may actually have several other reasons. One is called insulin resistance that may be hereditary or dietary. Under normal conditions your digestive system breaks down many foods you eat into sugar (glucose). Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas that helps sugar enter your cells to be used as fuel. People that are resistant to insulin don’t respond normally to insulin, and glucose can’t enter the cells as easily. Thus results in elevated glucose. It is a pre-diabetic condition that may likely contribute to belly fat accumulation.

Age also factors in belly fat as lean muscles tend to soften and develop fatty deposits up to 5% nearly each decade of age. By the time you reach 70, you may have lost 20% lean muscles and added belly fat.

Fats and sugars are fuels that keep your body going. Excesses often result in raising glucose levels, belly fat accumulation, and cholesterol markers.

Centuries ago, metabolic syndrome was less likely as people needed to walk and labor manually. In today’s age, fewer people walk and labor is more sedentary. Metabolic syndrome may be an adaptation to technology. Yet this adaptation may elevate risks of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes.

Essentially, any activity after eating, dietary vigilance, and use of vitamin supplements at moderate levels will help adjust metabolism to normal levels over time. Vitamin E is only one possible factor. There are, as you see, many more. The Ohio University study only provides a glimpse of a much larger picture.

The good news is that Cow’s milk over water promotes absorption of supplemental vitamin E.

Tallness heightens cancer risk

In some countries, shorter people seem to be discriminated against by fashion designs and furniture designs. How can a short person reach up to the heights of a pantry shelf in most kitchens. Yet, shortness in one country may be average height in another. Short people now have something to say to tall people. According to research, your tallness heightens cancer risk in long population studies. Is this true? If tallness heightens cancer risk, do tall people also have shorter life expectancies?

Tallness is often compared with higher social status, strength, intelligence, attraction, and positivity. Scientists are now discovering that tallness heightens cancer risk. Does that fare well for long term relationships?

Certain countries do not have as diversified populations as others. Sweden, Norway and Finland are 3 such European countries. They tend to track populations using longitudinal studies to determine possible outcomes of the population. A rather large and long Swedish study asserts that taller people may have higher risks of developing cancer.

A recent study of more than 5 million Swedish men and women (Between 1938 and 1991) suggests that the taller you are, the greater your risk of cancer. For every 4 additional inches of adult height, the study found that cancer risk was linked to an 18 percent increased cancer risk in women and 11 percent in men. Adult heights ranged from about 3 feet 3 inches to slightly more than 7 feet, the research revealed, and tracking began at age 22.

Most studies are mere observations of populations and longitudinal studies do not necessarily account for variability but, in the last couple years, gender-based studies have shown that taller heights may be positively correlated with cancer.

In 2013, the Women’s Health Initiative released a research document on height and cancer. The researchers studied more than 20,900 women ages 50 to 79 who participated in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study, an on-going analysis of post menopausal women and the factors that contribute to their health. The women were divided into 5 groups from below five feet up to about 6 feet.

Results indicated taller women had a 13 to 17 percent greater risk of developing melanoma, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer and colon cancer. They also had a 23 percent to 29 percent greater risk of developing kidney, rectum, thyroid and blood cancers than shorter women in the study.

The Swedish study released in October 2015 broadens the context to include men and women and found tallness heightens cancer risk among all. The researchers point out that while tallness heightens cancer risk, there is no indication if those risks lead to higher mortality rates.

With each 10 cm of height, cancer risk increases by 18 percent in women and 11 percent in men, according to the researcher conclusions. For both men and women, the risk of developing melanoma increased by nearly 30 percent per 10 cm, while taller women had a 20 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer.

So why is it possible that tallness heightens cancer risk? It is hard to say conclusively. Some say it may be associated with hormones and chemicals that contribute to tallness. Researchers tend to surmise that taller people (while young) are exposed to higher levels of growth factors, which could possibly promote cancer development. This, though, has not been verified. Is it diet that contributes to cancer development among taller people.

Height is a complex trait, resulting from the interaction of the genes you inherit from your parents and the environment in which you grow and develop. It seems to appear that children born from immigrants of less developed countries tend to be taller in more developed countries. Social equality, access to healthcare, and generally higher standards of living have obviously been important and might explain height increases across Europe, the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand over the last 150 years.

A good part of the world is populated by people who are shorter than 5 feet 4 inches. Barring wars and natural disasters, life expectancy rates seem higher than tall people. Yet tallness among a greater population may be newer due to better accessibility to wide varieties of foods that contribute to height. Many tall people in those countries may live very long.

As the world changes from agrarian to more urban, heights among humans are likely to increase. It’s hard to imagine the benefits and consequences as natural wildlife becomes scarce and more pollution is made. While new research seems to validate that tallness heightens cancer risk, there are so many factors and variables that can occur over time. Some of those things may radically change what we know today.

There is no treatment or cure for being tall or short in height. For now, this scientific insight that tallness heightens cancer risk is great for conversation and further examination.