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Antioxidant and Vitamin D Supplements for Athletes: Sense or Nonsense? – Research Review

Powers S et. al. Antioxidant and Vitamin D supplements for athletes: Sense or nonsense? J Sports Sci. 2011  Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print]

The idea that dietary supplements can improve athletic performance is popular among athletes. The use of antioxidant supplements is widespread among endurance athletes because of evidence that free radicals contribute to muscle fatigue during prolonged exercise.… Read More

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Casein Hydrolysate and Anabolic Hormones and Growth – Research Review

I want to try something a little bit different for today’s research review.  Rather than looking at a single study in the kind of obsessive detail that only I and three readers really care about, I want to look at multiple studies but in lesser detail.  Not only will this hopefully make the article a bit more relevant and readable, it will let me address more than a single topic at once.… Read More

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Coffee Diabetes and Weight Control – Research Review

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Greenberg JA et. al. Coffee, diabetes, and weight control. Am J Clin Nutr. (2006) 84(4):682-93.

Several prospective epidemiologic studies over the past 4 y concluded that ingestion of caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee can reduce the risk of diabetes. This finding is at odds with the results of trials in humans showing that glucose tolerance is reduced shortly after ingestion of caffeine or caffeinated coffee and suggesting that coffee consumption could increase the risk of diabetes.… Read More

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Effects of (-)-hydroxycitrate on Net Fat Synthesis as De Novo Lipogenesis

Kovacs EM and MS Westerterp-Plantenga Effects of (-)-hydroxycitrate on net fat synthesis as de novo lipogenesis. Physiol Behav. (2006) May 23; [Epub ahead of print]

(-)-Hydroxycitrate (HCA) might promote weight maintenance by limiting the capacity for de novo lipogenesis (DNL). It was investigated whether HCA may reduce DNL in humans during a persistent excess of energy intake as carbohydrate.… Read More