Archive Yearly Archives: 2013

Creatine supplementation and cognition

Use of creatine in the elderly and evidence for effects on cognitive function in young and old The ingestion of the dietary supplement creatine (about 20 g/day for 5 days or about 2 g/day for 30 days)

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Does rise in autism herald human extinction?

Well this is certainly provocative: Should autism be considered a canary bird telling that Homo sapiens may be on its way to extinction? There has been a dramatic enhancement of the reported incidence

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Environmental enrichment increases lifespan in mice

Environmental Enrichment Improves Age-Related Immune System Impairment: Long-Term Exposure Since Adulthood Increases Life Span in Mice Age-related changes in immunity have been shown to highly influence

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NAD, aging, and niacin

A lot of hubbub recently over the announcement that some scientists had managed to make old mice (2 years old) almost like young (6 months). Now they say that there will be a human trial. Here’s

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Prevention of Mutation, Cancer, and Other Age-Associated Diseases by Optimizing Micronutrient Intake

Prevention of Mutation, Cancer, and Other Age-Associated Diseases by Optimizing Micronutrient Intake. This is by the great Bruce Ames. I review three of our research efforts which suggest that optimizing

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The Hound of the Baskervilles effect: natural experiment on the influence of psychological stress on timing of death

The Hound of the Baskervilles effect: natural experiment on the influence of psychological stress on timing of death Objective To determine whether cardiac mortality is abnormally high on days considered

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Statins, cognitive function, and conflicts of interest

A study (reported in PsyPost), Review finds statin use not linked to a decline in cognitive function, gave the all-clear on statins and damage to cognitive function. It wasn’t easy to find the original

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Lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic diseases

Lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are major killers in the modern era. Physical inactivity is a primary cause of most chronic diseases. The initial third of the article

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Carbohydrates and future CVD

Carbohydrate nutrition is associated with changes in the retinal vascular structure and branching pattern in children. BACKGROUND: Higher intake of carbohydrates and high-glycemic index (high-GI) diets

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Ketogenic diet and athletic strength

Ketogenic diet does not affect strength performance in elite artistic gymnasts BackgroundDespite the increasing use of very low carbohydrate ketogenic diets (VLCKD) in weight control and management of

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Negative results in science are disappearing from most disciplines and countries

Negative results are disappearing from most disciplines and countries Concerns that the growing competition for funding and citations might distort science are frequently discussed, but have not been verified

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High-intensity intermittent exercise and cardiovascular and autonomic function

High-intensity intermittent exercise and cardiovascular and autonomic function ObjectiveThe effect of 12 weeks of high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) on cardiac, vascular, and autonomic function

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Treatment of diabetes with a ketogenic diet

Treatment of diabetes and diabetic complications with a ketogenic diet. Accumulating evidence suggests that low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets are safe and effective to reduce glycemia in diabetic patients

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Anabolic steroids increase exercise tolerance

Anabolic steroids are of course well-known in the sports and bodybuilding worlds as huge performance enhancers; specifically, they add muscle and strength, and cut fat mass. So how do they work? One way

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Bioavailable Testosterone and Depressed Mood in Older Men

Bioavailable Testosterone and Depressed Mood in Older Men: The Rancho Bernardo Study A cross-sectional population-based study examined the association between endogenous sex hormones and depressed mood

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Effects of Androgenic-Anabolic Steroids in Athletes

Effects of Androgenic-Anabolic Steroids in Athletes Androgenic-anabolic steroids (AAS) are synthetic derivatives of the male hormone testosterone. They can exert strong effects on the human body that may

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Metabolic adaptation to high-intensity exercise

Metabolic adaptation to high-intensity exercise: manipulation of training stimulus and nutritional support This thesis investigated the acute and chronic responses of human skeletal muscle to high-intensity

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Resistance to type 2 diabetes mellitus: a matter of hormesis?

Resistance to type 2 diabetes mellitus: a matter of hormesis? Type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by subclinical systemic inflammation and impaired regulation of blood glucose levels. Interestingly,

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