Understanding science

Do helmets give cyclists a false sense of security?

PedalMe, a London-based e-bike company, recently announced that their employees were not allowed to wear bike helmets for safety reasons. Does their rationale have any merit?

VO2 Max

How does VO2 max correlate with longevity?

This video clip is from episode #176 – AMA #27: The importance of muscle mass, strength, and cardiorespiratory fitness for…

High Intensity & Zone 5 Training

How to incorporate high-intensity training (Zone 5) to increase VO2 max and optimize fitness

This video clip is from episode #201 – Deep dive back into Zone 2 with Iñigo San-Millán, Ph.D. (Pt. 2), originally…

VO2 Max

The difference between maximum aerobic capacity and efficiency

This video clip is from #151 – Alex Hutchinson, Ph.D.: Translating the science of endurance and extreme human performance, originally…

VO2 Max

Breaking down VO2 max: Definition, history, why it plateaus, and whether it really matters

This video clip is from #151 – Alex Hutchinson, Ph.D.: Translating the science of endurance and extreme human performance, originally…

Cardiovascular Disease

For triglycerides, “normal” may not be “optimal”

How do triglyceride levels relate to cardiovascular risk?

Science of Aging

The challenges of defining aging with Matt Kaeberlein, Ph.D.

This video clip is from episode #175 – The biology of aging, rapamycin, and other interventions that target the aging…

Science of Aging

Potential Risks of NAD Supplements with Iñigo San-Millán, Ph.D.

This video clip is from episode #201 – Deep dive back into Zone 2 with Iñigo San-Millán, Ph.D. (Pt. 2),…

Science of Aging

About TAME: A Metformin Anti-Aging Clinical Trial with Nir Barzilai, M.D.

This video clip is from episode #204 – Centenarians, metformin, and longevity with Nir Barzilai, M.D., originally released on April…

Cholesterol

Intro to lipids & lipoproteins: why there is no ‘bad’ or ‘good’ cholesterol

I recently posted on Twitter about my frustration with the way the press writes about “good” and “bad” cholesterol, and…

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