How You Take Antioxidants Can Help or Hurt You

Antioxidants protect against DNA damage right? Researchers say it all depends on how you take them. Given omega 6 fatty acid’s reputation for promoting cancer — at least in animal studies — researchers are examining the role that antioxidants play in blocking the harmful effects of this culprit, found in many cooking oils. After all,…

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Taking more fish oil is linked to lower fatal heart attacks

  An article published online on March 24, 2010 in the Journal of Nutrition revealed the finding of Dutch researchers that increased fish and omega-3 fatty acid consumption is associated with a lower risk of fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) in a population with low fish intake. Researchers at Wageningen University analyzed data from 21,342…

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Taking vitamins C and E could hurt your endurance training?

WHAT A SURPRISE! Another confusing study by the scientific community. the study says that taking 1000mg of C and 240 mg of E hampered muscle adaptation in the subjects; then the “Health Service” (that title reeks of Government) says it’s not harmful. More testing has to be done in the areas of strength and endurance…

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Research shows vitamin D2 is a poor choice for strength athletes

Power athletes and others looking for an edge to improve their performance should avoid taking vitamin D2. Research conducted at Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis showed that taking vitamin D2 supplements decreased levels of vitamin D3 in the body and resulted in higher muscle damage after intense…

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New Study -Probiotics could help women lose weight

Certain probiotics could help women lose weight and keep it off, according to a recent study. Studies have already demonstrated that the intestinal flora of obese individuals differs from that of thin people. That difference may be due to the fact that a diet high in fat and low in fiber promotes certain bacteria at…

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The Ultimate Nutrition Q&A

At FLEX, the nutrition questions come at us fast and furiously. It’s safe to say that diet know-how is almost every aspiring bodybuilder’s weak point, both because of rampant misinformation in the media, on the web and spread through gyms nationwide, and because it isn’t the simplest of topics in the first place. What you…

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Fittest Cities in the USA

Fittest metropolitan areas in the United States, according to the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) annual American Fitness Index™ (AFI) Rank Metropolitan Area 2012 Score 2011 Rank 2011 Score 1. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. 76.4 1 77.2 2. Washington, D.C. 75.8 2 76.8 3. Boston, Mass. 70.0 3 69.1 4. San Francisco, Calif. 69.0 6…

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