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Weekly Emails

Weekly Emails

Can fasting help athletes hold their breath longer?

This was basically the question posed to me by my friend, Justin Lee, a world-class freediver and spearfisherman who is already hard at work training for the 2020 World Championships next Fall.

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Book update

It’s been about a month since I finished the first draft of my book, a project I’ve been working on since early 2016.

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Coronary artery calcium scan

After last week’s deep dive into the relationship between LDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease, I thought it would not hurt to go a bit deeper in the weeds. You’ll recall that atherosclerosis takes the greatest proportion of lives when people are in their later years, but it’s a disease that takes a…

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LDL-C & systolic blood pressure and lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease

Mendelian randomization and lifetime cardiovascular disease risk.

Weekly Emails

Is ditching meat a “game-changer” for your health?

A new documentary makes the case it is.

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Metformin and exercise – déjà vu all over again?

Metformin blunts muscle hypertrophy in response to progressive resistance training

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Am I fooling myself?

This story serves to remind me that we are not wired to think scientifically. Full stop. It is the quintessential human flaw. But scientific thinking is a skill to be practiced and improved upon.

Weekly Emails

Did a recent study show we can reverse aging?

I dig a little deeper into the recent study that suggests (to some) the answer is yes.

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Hormone therapy and breast cancer?

There are not many topics in clinical medicine more polarizing than hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women suffering from menopausal symptoms. Recently, The Lancet published a study finding “definite” excess risks of breast cancer associated with the use of HRT (with the exception of vaginal estrogen), and the issue included an accompanying editorial entitled “Menopausal hormones:…

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