Archive Monthly Archives: May 2012

Antioxidant supplements in exercise: worse than useless?

Antioxidant supplements in exercise: worse than useless? Mari Carmen Gomez-Cabrera1, Michael Ristow2, and Jose Viña1 to the editor: In a recent paper by Higashida et al. (5), the authors report

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Insulin signaling, glucose restriction, hormesis, and longevity

Impaired insulin/IGF1 signaling extends life span by promoting mitochondrial L-proline catabolism to induce a transient ROS signal. Zarse K, Schmeisser S, Groth M, Priebe S, Beuster G, Kuhlow D, Guthke

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Black tea lowers cardiovascular risk

The effect of black tea on risk factors of cardiovascular disease in a normal population Bahorun T, Luximon-Ramma A, Neergheen-Bhujun VS, Gunness TK, Googoolye K, Auger C, Crozier A, Aruoma OI. Source ANDI

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Strong association between vitamin D deficiency and psychosis

Vitamin D deficiency and psychotic features in mentally ill adolescents: A cross-sectional study Gracious BL, Finucane TL, Freidman-Campbell M, Messing S, Parkhurst MM. Abstract ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND:

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A sound mind through fasting?

Short-term fasting induces profound neuronal autophagy. Alirezaei M, Kemball CC, Flynn CT, Wood MR, Whitton JL, Kiosses WB. Source Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, The Scripps Research

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Can you live longer by taking whey protein?

I would say the odds are good. In any case, it works in mice. Branched-chain amino acid supplementation promotes survival and supports cardiac and skeletal muscle mitochondrial biogenesis in middle-aged

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Prevention and treatment of cancer with a low-carb diet

Is there a role for carbohydrate restriction in the treatment and prevention of cancer? Klement RJ, Kämmerer U. Source Department of Radiation Oncology, University hospital of Würzburg, D-97080 Würzburg,

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Quality protein intake is inversely related with abdominal fat

Quality protein intake is inversely related with abdominal fat Loenneke JP, Wilson JM, Manninen AH, Wray ME, Barnes JT, Pujol TJ. Source Department of Health and Exercise Science, University of Oklahoma,

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Treating Type 2 Diabetes with Thiamine (Vitamin B-1)

In the following article, Substituting Vitamins and Supplements for Pharmaceuticals in Type 2 Diabetes, Stuart Lindsey wonders how many of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes could be due to thiamine deficiency,

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Nutrition to increase muscle mass

Nutritional regulation of muscle protein synthesis with resistance exercise: strategies to enhance anabolism

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Calcium supplements associated with increeased heart attack risk

Associations of dietary calcium intake and calcium supplementation with myocardial infarction and stroke risk and overall cardiovascular mortality in the Heidelberg cohort of the European Prospective Investigation

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Steven Pressfield’s “Most Important Writing Lesson”

The Most Important Writing Lesson I Ever Learned Here it is. Here’s the #1 lesson you learn working in advertising (and this has stuck with me, to my advantage, my whole working life): Nobody wants

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Alternate-day fasting

Alternate-day fasting and chronic disease prevention: a review of human and animal trials. Varady KA, Hellerstein MK. Source Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, University of California

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Hormesis and Mental Health

The influences of diet and exercise on mental health through hormesis Gomez-Pinilla F. Source Division of Neurosurgery, Brain Injury Research Center, UCLA Medical School, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.

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Don’t Be Modest

If you’re a man. From Barking up the wrong tree: Research has revealed women don’t like modesty in a man…Other men also find male modesty an unattractive trait – perhaps because

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Intermittent fasting fights obesity, fatty liver

In mice, anyway: In a paper published May 17 in Cell Metabolism, scientists from Salk’s Regulatory Biology Laboratory reported that mice limited to eating during an 8-hour period are healthier

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