All posts by P. D. Mangan

Standing Desks

Way better for your health than sitting all day, and they used to be the norm. The History, Benefits, and Use of Standing Desks

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Expensive and inexpensive wines taste the same

Expensive and inexpensive wines taste the same, research shows (PhysOrg.com) — Psychologist Prof Richard Wiseman (University of Hertfordshire) today revealed the results of The Taste Test –

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Drinkers

THE world drank the equivalent of 6.1 litres of pure alcohol per person in 2005, according to a report from the World Health Organisation published on February 11th. The biggest boozers are mostly found

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Resistance exercise volume affects myofibrillar protein synthesis and anabolic signalling molecule phosphorylation in young men

Resistance exercise volume affects myofibrillar protein synthesis and anabolic signalling molecule phosphorylation in young men http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20581041 We aimed to determine if any

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Regular consumption of dark chocolate is associated with low serum concentrations of C-reactive protein

Regular consumption of dark chocolate is associated with low serum concentrations of C-reactive protein in a healthy Italian population. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18806104 After adjustment for

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Smoking While Pregnant

The results are somewhat surprising. Children born of smoking mothers have lower infant mortality and higher birth weights than those of non-smoking mothers. Hormesis? Here is the paradox then: Mother’s

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Snacking, not portion size, largely driving U.S. overeating

In the mid-2000s, government surveys show, the average American adult ate about 2,375 calories per day, nearly one-third more than he (or she) did in the late 1970s. What accounts for all those added calories? According

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One reason men may want to consider resveratrol

trans-Resveratrol, a natural antioxidant from grapes, increases sperm output in healthy rats. Juan ME, González-Pons E, Munuera T, Ballester J, Rodríguez-Gil JE, Planas JM.Source Departament de Fisiologia,

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Killer Hospitals

http://takimag.com/article/our_scary_filthy_killer_hospitals/print

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Running vs. Weightlifting

J Appl Physiol. 2011 Jun;110(6):1622-6. Epub 2011 Feb 17.Diverse patterns of myocardial fibrosis in lifelong, veteran endurance athletes. This study examined the cardiac structure and function of a unique

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