Archive Monthly Archives: May 2014

Low-carb diet does not compromise strength and power

In my humble opinion, this study needs to be read and understood by all those people who claim that dietary carbohydrates are necessary for athletics of any kind: Effects of a short-term carbohydrate-restricted

READ MORE

Elevated autophagy may help you live longer

Mitochondria hyperfusion and elevated autophagic activity are key mechanisms for cellular bioenergetic preservation in centenarians Mitochondria have been considered for long time as important determinants

READ MORE

Does fish oil decrease lifespan?

A new study found that giving fish oil to mice decreased their lifespan: Dietary supplementation with Lovaza and krill oil shortens the life span of long-lived F1 mice Marine oils rich in ω-3 polyunsaturated

READ MORE

Shorter men live longer

Shorter Men Live Longer: Association of Height with Longevity and FOXO3 Genotype in American Men of Japanese Ancestry. (ht: HBD Chick). Objectives To determine the relation between height, FOXO3 genotype

READ MORE

Resveratrol enhances exercise performance

Improvements in skeletal muscle strength and cardiac function induced by resveratrol during exercise training contribute to enhanced exercise performance in rats • Resveratrol, an antioxidant found

READ MORE

Has the “Eskimo myth” been “exploded?

Vegan physician Neal Barnard writes in HuffPo: New Study Explodes the ‘Eskimo Myth’. The idea is that Eskimos (what happened to ‘Inuit”?) have more heart disease than has been recognized

READ MORE

Vitamin C supplementation increases physical activity, decreases colds

I thought this study was pretty remarkable in that it was a double-blind, randomized controlled trial, and got solid results. Vitamin C supplementation (1000 mg/d) increased physical activity and reduced

READ MORE

High-cholesterol diet improves immunity?

A Cholesterol-Rich Diet Accelerates Bacteriologic Sterilization in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Background: Hypocholesterolemia is common among tuberculous patients and is associated with mortality in miliary

READ MORE