Archive Monthly Archives: June 2015

Alcohol, weight gain, and health: the facts

Recently there was news that a so-called fasting-mimicking diet had beneficial effects on various biomarkers of aging in both mice and humans. (Cell Metabolism.) I intend to cover this development in my

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Obesity hits a record high

The obese now outnumber the overweight   Here in the land of the free and the home of the brave, obesity has hit a record high. Among men (for whom this blog is written), the combination of overweight,

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Now available: Stop the Clock: The Optimal Anti-Aging Strategy

My new book, Stop the Clock: The Optimal Anti-Aging Strategy, is now available in both paperback and Kindle e-book. Some of the material may be familiar to readers of this site, but I’ve added

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How to Live Until 90

Many epidemiological studies have looked at various biomarkers to see how they are related to health. Perhaps the most familiar biomarker is total cholesterol level – although the doctors got that

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Preventing muscle loss and infections in the hospital

Preventing muscle loss and infections in the hospital When people are hospitalized and/or bedridden, they can lose muscle mass at an alarming rate. In one study, healthy older adults lost one kilogram

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Most people in the gym are not even trying

Cardio versus weight training In my years in the gym I’ve noticed a correlation. This correlation has not been subject to rigorous scientific study and has no p value, it’s just my own observation.

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Glycine supplementation could reverse aging

Aging means dysfunctional mitochondria One of the hallmarks of aging is dysfunction in mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell. Mitochondria have their own DNA, and the mitochondrial theory of aging

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Branched-Chain Amino Acids for Fat Loss, Muscle Gains, and Longer Life

I regularly get questions about branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), and there seems to be a fair amount of confusion about them. For instance, I’ve recently been asked whether they can be interchanged

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Go beyond paleo and low carb to increase maximum lifespan

Paleo is great, but we know that now Like many others, I like to follow many low-carb and paleo bloggers and read what they have to say, and I’ve read numerous books on these topics. Interest in

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