More hype than substance: erythritol and cardiovascular risk
A newly-published study caught public attention by reporting an association between the common sweetener erythritol and increased risk of heart attack and stroke, but there’s more to the story.
Non-caffeine components of coffee and their effects on neurodegenerative diseases
Coffee consumption is associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative processes, but the effect may be more than a matter of caffeine.
#235 ‒ Training principles for mass and strength, changing views on nutrition, creatine supplementation, and more | Layne Norton, Ph.D.
“Most 40 year olds, 50 year olds, they have pain anyway. So I’d rather be strong and have pain than be weak and have pain.” —Layne Norton
#224 ‒ Dietary protein: amount needed, ideal timing, quality, and more | Don Layman, Ph.D.
“We want weight loss, but we don’t want people to lose any lean mass. Especially if they’re adults.” —Don Layman
A “miracle pill” for hangover prevention?
A quick search for “hangover prevention” will send you down a rabbit hole of advice. While staying hydrated and not drinking too much are obvious solutions, there’s a new hangover pill called Myrkl that’s garnering much attention. In this article, you’ll find out exactly what is in these pills, whether they might actually work (or not), and potential downsides.
Different effects of fat- vs. carbohydrate-restriction on neural reward signaling
“A calorie is a calorie” seems like a simple and obvious statement. But do different macronutrients vary in their ability to drive obesity? A recent study by Dr. Kevin Hall and colleagues provides new clues – and likely new fodder for debate.
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