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Social Dominance Increases Testosterone

Testosterone and social dominance Testosterone, the hormone primarily responsible for male sex characteristics, is known to increase social dominance and aggressiveness in animals, including man. In turn,

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Interview with Aaron Grossman, M.D.

I recently did an interview/podcast with Aaron Grossman, M.D. We discussed iron, body composition, and even Schopenhauer. You can download an MP3 podcast version at Dr. Grossman’s site. Or

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Strength Training Nonsense

A reader recently told me that he was following this weight-training routine: The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters. The routine, while it gets some things right, is all but unsupported by scientific

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Low-Carbohydrate Diet for Workouts and Fat Loss

One of the doubts many people have about low-carbohydrate diets is how they affect athletic performance. Sure, you want to lose fat, but what if they make your athletic performance suffer? If you can’t

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Belly Fat Promotes Aging

Not all body fat is created equal. Fat that accumulates beneath the skin, subcutaneous fat, is much less harmful to health — conceivably not harmful at all — than fat around the midsection

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Body Fat Is More Important Than Body Mass Index

The obesity epidemic may be much worse than even the dismal statistics describe. Body mass index under-measures obesity; body fat is more important than body mass index. Among white men over the age of

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Natural Testosterone Boosters

Anastrozole (Arimidex) is a prescription aromatase inhibitor and testosterone booster which requires a doctor’s prescription; getting a prescription can be inconvenient, especially considering most

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