Preventing Chronic Disease

Silencing the alarm on aspartame and cancer

Last month, the International Agency for Research on Cancer designated the low-calorie sweetener aspartame as “possibly carcinogenic,” quickly leading to concern, confusion, and criticism.

Cognitive Health & Neurodegenerative Disease

Can treating hearing loss improve cognitive trajectories and reduce dementia risk?

Age-related hearing loss is very common and has long been known to correlate strongly with cognitive decline. A just-published randomized trial sought to evaluate causality in this association. What do we know now?


The cases for and against dietary protein for healthy aging

An endeavor to settle the debate of high- vs. low-protein diets for increasing lifespan and healthspan

Medications, Supplements & Other Treatments

First anti-inflammatory medication approved for treatment of ASCVD

Low-dose colchicine, an anti-inflammatory drug, was recently approved by the FDA to reduce risk of cardiovascular events

Mental & Emotional Health

Ketamine-Assisted Therapy: A Promising Approach for Treating Depression and Anxiety?

A recent study investigated the safety and effectiveness of at-home ketamine-assisted therapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety.

Preventing Chronic Disease

A case study on the importance of taking charge of one’s own health

The personal story of a podcast listener who sought to gain a better picture of his cardiovascular health – and who saved his own life as a result.

Weekly Emails

The Drive Turns Five

A pitstop to look back on the last five years and forward to the road ahead

Medications, Supplements & Other Treatments

Taurine improves the health and longevity of mice and monkeys – but what about humans?

A new study set off a media storm over taurine’s potential in delaying aging and extending lifespan. Great news – if you’re a mouse.

Exercise & Physical Health

Cumulative time spent in “vigorous” physical activity lowers mortality risk

But the effects of frequent, sub-minute bouts of high-intensity movement have not convinced me to change my exercise routine.

Nutritional Biochemistry

Does carbohydrate load impact the balance between fat storage and oxidation?

A study investigated the effects of different dietary levels of carbohydrates on mitochondrial respiration, but mechanistic conclusions are premature.

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