“Staring Saves” Is No Surprise by Pat Conrad MD

King Doug might want to list this under “Ridiculous Study of the Week” because it does cite the intuitively obvious.  But in the uncertain times when “toxic masculinity” is under attack by the 63 different genders (at least), maybe a little reassurance is in order.  “Staring at boobs is just one of six easy ways men can live longer” is just such reassurance, for which there has to be as much scientific basis as for anything else worthwhile.  The article suggests that women live longer because of having two X chromosomes, giving them more mutational resilience, which may be true.  The article also suggests that marriage and child rearing confer extra longevity on men, whereas I suspect those activities actually lead to premature male death.  Clearly more research is needed.

What is not discussed is whether Sephora gift boxes or binge-watching “The Bachelor” are activities that prolong female lives.  Because studying that would truly be ridiculous.

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Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  3 comments for ““Staring Saves” Is No Surprise by Pat Conrad MD

  1. Kurt
    May 9, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    wrong link. the two happy old people are for this week.

  2. Perry
    May 2, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Interesting you chose the Fountain of Youth as a photo for this article. This Park was started by a Georgian named Walter Fraser to promote the city of St. Augustine. There is no supporting evidence that Ponce de Leon ever landed in this area of Florida, nor that he was looking for a Fountain of Youth, but rather gold and other riches. So myth preempts science in the historical and archaeological realm as well as in medicine.

  3. Steve O'
    May 2, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Experiment likely void for lack of controls.

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