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Archive Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Unhealthy Skinny-Fat Phenotype

Metabolically Obese, Normal Weight Obesity is a well-known health risk, contributing to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes, among others, but some people who are not overweight have the same

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How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?

We’ve been told a lot in recent years about the protective effect of moderate alcohol use. It’s a message that people are eager to hear. But how much alcohol is too much? When drunk to excess

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Why Resting Heart Rate Is Important for Health

Heart rate — the number of times the heart beats per minute — would seem to be an obvious variable in health and longevity, especially as it concerns heart disease. True to intuition, it turns

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Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs): Muscle Growth Without Side Effects?

What SARMs are Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) are drugs that mimic the effects of testosterone on muscle, but have fewer of its other effects. They stimulate the growth of muscle, but don’t

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Former Steroid Users Have Low Testosterone

Have you ever thought about taking anabolic steroids? A new study reports that former steroid users have low testosterone, along with symptoms of hypogonadism, such as increased incidence of depression,

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Book Readers Live Longer

Does book reading really benefit health? A recent study found an association between the reading of books and longevity. Compared to people who read no books, those who did experienced a 20% reduction

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My High-Intensity Workout Routine

I’ve had a number of requests both here and on Twitter asking about my high-intensity workout routine. Since I’m doing a version of high-intensity training, people are curious as to what that

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The Garbage Catastrophe of Aging and How to Avoid It

Aging just is damage accumulation Aging is the accumulation of damage and nothing more. As the level of damage rises, cells and the tissue made from them function poorly, and this in turn causes increased

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The Low Testosterone and Obesity Vicious Cycle

It’s well known that the hormone testosterone — the hormone which makes a man a man — declines with age, and that it’s declining also in all men over time. Low testosterone and

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More Muscle Gains and Fat Loss on a Ketogenic Diet

What happens when you combine weight lifting with a very low carbohydrate ketogenic diet (VLCKD)? You get greater muscle gains and more fat loss than when compared to a conventional diet.1 The study looked

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Intermittent Fasting for Brain Health

Intermittent fasting and calorie restriction induce the process of autophagy, the cellular self-cleansing process that rids cells of junk. Autophagy notably declines with age, leading to a decreased ability

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Genes Hardly Matter in Health and Obesity

Some of your more hard-core genetic determinists assert that genes are very important for health and obesity, and that most of the variation between individuals is due to genetic differences. That notion

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How to Get the Right Dose of Exercise

What is exercise? Exercise as something undertaken deliberately is not natural. Animals and humans in a natural habitat don’t exercise; their physical activity is a byproduct of life activities,

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The Downside of Antioxidants

Free radicals and antioxidants Antioxidants are natural or chemical substances that quench free radicals and therefore, in theory, prevent damage to cells, improve health, and fight aging. The most well-known

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