Archive Monthly Archives: April 2014

Can more dietary protein prevent weight gain? Protein leverage and obesity

Simpson and Raubenheimer, the two scientists who came up with the protein leverage hypothesis of obesity, expound on their ideas in Nature. The weight of evidence indicates that the primary driver of the

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Intermittent fasting can slow or reverse one aspect of aging

One of the hallmarks of aging is dysfunctional mitochondria – the cells’ energy powerhouses. Cells have a built-in mechanism for dealing with dysfunctional mitochondria and other disordered

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Omega-3 fights cancer

The following is a study done with cell culture, which shows that DHA, an omega-3 fat, severely messes with cancer cells. Docosahexaenoic acid attenuates breast cancer cell metabolism and the Warburg phenotype

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Glucosamine extends lifespan

Important new paper by the group of Michael Ristow, appearing in Nature Communications: D-Glucosamine supplementation extends life span of nematodes and of ageing mice: D-Glucosamine (GlcN) is a freely

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Testosterone and mortality

A recent study that got a lot of traction in the press, Increased Risk of Non-Fatal Myocardial Infarction Following Testosterone Therapy Prescription in Men, found that men newly prescribed testosterone

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Best supplements for men’s health and strength

Hi, you’re probably looking for something here, but since I put all this information in my book, I pulled the post. May I suggest you buy the book? It’s quite good in my humble opinion.   Available

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Coronary heart disease to become a thing of the past

The following chart is from the blog of Dr. David Grimes. Dr. Grimes writes: At the peak of the epidemic in 1970 there were 520 deaths per 100,000 per year in England and Wales, 700 in the USA, and an

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Can drinking water promote weight loss?

Oddly enough, drinking water increases the metabolic rate substantially: Water-induced thermogenesis. Drinking lots of water is commonly espoused in weight loss regimens and is regarded as healthy; however,

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High-protein diet improves reaction times

Effect of a high protein meat diet on muscle and cognitive functions: A randomised controlled dietary intervention trial in healthy men Background Recommendations to use other criteria than N-balance for

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Vitamin D and whether you’ll leave the hospital dead or alive

Association of low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and mortality in the critically ill. We hypothesized that deficiency in 25-hydroxyvitamin D before hospital admission would be associated with all-cause

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Why modest nutrient deficiencies can lead to disease

It’s sometimes said that truly healthy people need no supplements, but personally I doubt that, except in perhaps a small fraction of cases. For one thing, illnesses can be hidden, so that we don’t

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Weightlifting slows aging

Even if you’re not a bodybuilder / weightlifter, and if you have no aspirations to be one, but just want to be healthy, give some consideration to the following. Doing the things bodybuilders do

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High amount of sedentary time may cause six-fold increase in mortality risk

Association of Sedentary Time with Mortality Independent of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity Background Sedentary behavior has emerged as a novel health risk factor independent of moderate to vigorous

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Magnesium increases T levels

Effects of Magnesium Supplementation on Testosterone Levels of Athletes and Sedentary Subjects at Rest and after Exhaustion This study was performed to assess how 4 weeks of magnesium supplementation and

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Chocolate is an exercise mimetic

(–)-Epicatechin enhances fatigue resistance and oxidative capacity in mouse muscle Abstract  The flavanol (–)-epicatechin, a component of cacao (cocoa), has been shown to have multiple health benefits

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Association between scales, disordered eating, and weight gain

The association between the development of weighing technology, possession and use of weighing scales, and self-reported severity of disordered eating D. J. Walsh, B. G. Charlton The aim of this study

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