The Science of Optimal Health and Long Life for Men 

Welcome to Rogue Health and Fitness. I'm P. D. Mangan, age 63. On this site, we use scientific evidence to show men how to be lean and muscular, and what to do for maximum strength anti-aging. Read more...

Today’s Workout
Here are a couple of very short videos of me deadlifting today. Might as well post them here, even though[...]
The Modern World Causes Obesity
Scientists, doctors, dietitians, and amateurs of all stripes have suggested many factors that may lead to obesity and that have[...]
Processed Food and Obesity
Are processed food and obesity linked? There are many reasons to think so, but some may be more subtle than[...]
Could the Health Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Consumption Be Due to Its Bactericidal Effect?
Note to the reader: I published this piece recently elsewhere, but since it probably won't be seen by many people,[...]
Processed Food Is Associated With Higher Cancer Risk
One of the best things you can do for your health, in my view, is avoid processed foods and eat[...]
Aspirin, a Life Extension Drug
One of the most commonly used over-the-counter drugs, aspirin, has considerable potential as a life extension drug. While this has[...]
Non-Aspirin NSAIDS Can Cause Heart Attacks
Not long ago, the FDA issued a warning that non-aspirin NSAIDs such as ibuprofen could cause heart attacks and strokes.[...]
Free Weights vs Machines For Strength Training
Is there any difference in results using free weights vs machines for strength training? You will get wildly varying answers[...]
Still No Obesity Paradox
In some studies of large numbers of people, researchers have found that people with the lowest death rates had a[...]
Your Life Expectancy May Be Greater Than You Think
Your life expectancy may be greater than you think, among the reasons the fact that you read this website. And[...]
Cholesterol for Brain Health
The human brain contains a high proportion of cholesterol, which is necessary for proper function. A number of scientific studies[...]
Higher Protein for Greater Weight Loss
By now we know that low-carbohydrate diets are much more effective for weight loss than standard low-calorie or low-fat diets.[...]
Older People with High Cholesterol Live Longer
High cholesterol among older people is associated with longer life. In Japan, high cholesterol is associated with longer life at[...]
Guest Post: Is CrossFit a Good Way to Exercise?
I've been skeptical about CrossFit as an optimal form of exercise, so we've got an experienced CrossFitter to tell the[...]