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Why Japanese Men Have Far Less Heart Disease

Coronary artery disease, the type that causes heart attacks and is generally known as heart disease, is the leading killer in the U.S., and men have much higher rates of it than women. Things are different

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Weight Training Causes Muscle Damage and Inflammation

Of all types of exercise, weight lifting generally requires the greatest amount of recovery time, which is the period of time you need after lifting weights for the body to fully recover its strength and

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Why Compound Lifts Are Essential

I see people in the gym making all kinds of mistakes. I’m not talking about the use of advanced techniques, or taking too much time between sets. Or even too much time spent doing cardio —

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Brief Workouts Produce Significant Strength Gains

One of the main differences and points of contention in weight lifting is frequency and duration of workouts. We’ll see in this article how brief workouts produce significant strength gains. How

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Higher Cholesterol Is Associated with Longer Life

Is it possible that mainstream medicine got cholesterol all wrong? That not only does cholesterol have no connection to heart disease, but that high cholesterol is actually a good thing? Yes, it’s

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The Truth About Breakfast

Breakfast is the meal that we’re constantly told that we must eat. Supposedly, we should eat breakfast like a king in order to be lean and healthy — although the absurdity of eating more food

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Heavy Metals and Heart Attacks

Heavy metals are exactly what they sound like: metals with a high molecular weight. They’re common as environmental pollutants; lead, for instance, used to be added to gasoline and paint; cadmium

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How Iron and Bacteria Combine to Promote Aging

Microbes in normally sterile body sites One of the more remarkable developments in recent years in the field of health and aging is the recognition that bacteria and other microbes such as fungi can be

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Cold Exposure Increases Insulin Sensitivity

Type 2 diabetes, which is reaching epidemic proportions, is characterized by increased insulin resistance. The hormone insulin doesn’t work as well as normally, and so the beta cells in the pancreas

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Why Is Obesity Low in Colorado?

Of all the states in the U.S., Colorado has the lowest rate of obesity, at about 20% as of 2015. Mississippi has the highest rate at about 35%. Why is obesity low in Colorado? What could account for the

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