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Evaluation of scientific studies and personal insight for health and fitness.
Evaluation of scientific studies and personal insight for health and fitness.

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Have humans reached their maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance?
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A recent study in people with MS showed that a diet focused on eating more fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains were 20 percent less likely to have more severe physical disability than people with other diets.
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Preliminary data from a recent conference and shown that obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight through changes in diet can significantly slow down the degeneration of their knee cartilage.
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In my latest blog post I review a recent article demonstrating that 6 weeks of CrossFit training improves beta-cell function in Type 2 Diabetics.
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More information on the sugar industry's coverup. They funded their own animal study in the 60s and pulled the plug when the results weren't what they wanted to see.
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It's always been very hard to survive as a graduate student in science. If the GOP's new tax plan passes as is, it will be even harder. This article gives a simple breakdown as to why.
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I have mixed feelings about this. I like how it potentially removes a conflict of interest among scientists. However, if it results in non-scientists becoming the advisers who determine how funding is awarded, that could negatively affect scientific integrity and efficacy.
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As cancer rates continue to rise, scientists are starting to focus more on sugar intake as a possible cause.
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A recent study suggest that beet juice may reduce muscle soreness after exercise. This type of study has its limitations, but if you like beets, give them a try!
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