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The FDA is coming after testosterone

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently reviewing whether to limit testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to certain narrowly defined conditions. See: Will the FDA Tighten the Use of Testosterone

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New study finds that antioxidants hamper exercise adaptation

A number of studies have found that taking antioxidant vitamins, namely vitamins C and E, hampers or blocks the physiological adaptation to exercise. However, other studies have not, so we have a state

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Muscular Strength Associated with Lower Cancer Mortality

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for cancer, but does muscularity have any protective effect? Researchers from the Cooper Institute, which is the home of “aerobics”, wanted to know, and

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Vegetarians have lower sperm counts

An article in the journal Fertility and Sterility reports on a study that looked at sperm counts and sperm motility in vegetarians: Decreased sperm concentration and motility in a subpopulation of vegetarian

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N-acetylcysteine can improve mental health

N-acetylcysteine, or NAC, is a cheap over-the-counter supplement that has shown promise in treating a number of illnesses, not least among them mental illnesses. Before I show how and why this works, we

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Musclemen have more sex partners

  Costs and benefits of fat-free muscle mass in men: relationship to mating success, dietary requirements, and native immunity Abstract: On average, men have 61% more muscle mass than women (d=3),

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Obesity risks have been greatly underestimated

We’ve been awash in studies that allegedly show that obesity is either not as harmful as thought or that it isn’t really harmful at all. Most of these studies were done by examining mortality

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Reversing cognitive decline

Cognitive decline will always accompany aging to some extent; if aging means the deterioration of the body and its organs and tissues, it’s unreasonable to think that the brain will be spared. Declines

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Aspirin increases lifespan

In the last post, we discussed a multi-ingredient supplement that increased lifespan in mice. Interestingly (at least to me), one of the ingredients was acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin. Turns out there’s

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Lifespan increased with complex supplement

It’s known that a number of natural and unnatural (drug) compounds increase lifespan in various laboratory animals, resveratrol, curcumin, and rapamycin for example. What happens if you feed a lab

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Male sexuality, athletics, and vitamin D

Why many people are deficient in vitamin D Vitamin D has been in the news a lot over the past five years or so; it’s importance to human health was already recognized, but the realization has hit

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Book Promotion

I’ve taken a cue from How to Beast and decided to promote my book on Kindle for one week by offering it at $2.99. So if you haven’t already, you can buy the book, Best Supplements for Men’s

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Weightlifting, the most healthful exercise

What’s healthier, aerobic exercise or weights? I’ve long thought that weightlifting is the best, that is the most health-giving, exercise, but admittedly some of that is my own prejudice.

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Depression: breaking the vicious cycle

The positive feedback loop of depression One problem with overcoming depression, whether it’s a longstanding one or just an episode of the blues, is that depression reinforces itself in a positive

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