Accidental Death

The loss of a rising marathoner is a tragic reminder of the toll of motor accidents

On track to make history, Kelvin Kiptum’s story ended too soon

Nutritional Biochemistry

Does low iron intake change exercise capacity?

A study demonstrates metabolic shifts that occur with and without sufficient iron levels

Exercise & Physical Health

You’re never too old to start exercising – just ask a 93-year-old rowing champion

Geroscience researchers report an astounding case study of a nonagenarian with the physical fitness of a 40-year-old

Medications, Supplements & Other Treatments

Saunas: the facts, the myths, and the how-to

Sauna use appears to be genuinely beneficial, but not all claims stand up to scrutiny

Nutritional Biochemistry

New insights on maximizing protein utilization for muscle protein synthesis

A new study adds nuance – rather than contradictions – to conventional wisdom on protein intake patterns for maximal anabolic response

Medications, Supplements & Other Treatments

Where a study on metformin and cardiovascular disease fell short – and what it can teach us

An investigation on metformin, diabetes, lipid biology, and cardiovascular disease offered little insight on any of these topics, but it illustrates common problems in scientific research

Cognitive Health & Neurodegenerative Disease

Targeting senescent cells for cognitive health

With the recent publication of the first clinical trial of senolytics for AD treatment, popular interest in these drugs has swelled, but is the excitement justified?

Cancer

The futility of estimating changes to all-cause mortality from target cancer screening studies

Why a recent publication shouldn’t change your motivation to get screened for cancer

Alcohol

Is low-to-moderate alcohol consumption beneficial for longevity?

There is a common belief that low-to-moderate consumption of alcohol has unique health benefits. What does the evidence show?

Understanding science

Research Worth Sharing, December 2023 Edition

MDMA for PTSD, the HALL aging database, peanut immunotherapy, blood pressure cuff sizes and accuracy, and the effects of swearing on strength

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