Howard Stern and Ivy League science don’t run into each other every day — but when a Yale man has good news for “fat dudes, particularly those with low testosterone,” Stern brings his audience the glad tidings. Richard Gutierrez Bribiescas is a professor of Anthropology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, whose new book How Men Age: What Evolution Reveals about Male Health and Mortality, is full of information Stern’s primarily male audience is naturally curious about. They, like everyone else, are getting older. What’s really happening to their bodies — besides pizza?
Stern’s show site pulled out this quote from a Bribiescas interview with NPR: “a little extra fat and lower testosterone — may actually help [men] reproduce later in life.” Even for those don’t plan to reproduce anymore, it’s still good news for those who aren’t workout fanatics. Bribiescas says a little paunch is the sweet lemonade from the sour lemon of aging — it’s not a bad thing. Stern’s people are smart enough to pick the happy news to feature. He left out Bribiescas assertion that “it’s known pretty well that the more females invest in reproduction, the more their lifespans are compromised.” Stern focused on the advantages of Low T. That’s how you keep an audience happy, as the “King of All Media” knows.