Nothing wrong with breakfast

Skipping breakfast does not necessarily lead to weight gain and using breakfast does not speed up your metabolism, are quite surprising conclusions from two recent…

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Barefoot running: not everybody ‘Born to run’

Barefoot running: not everybody ‘Born to run’

I’ll never forget the day I put on my first pair of Nike Free 3.0 shoes. The impression they gave me was that of a…

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Not so sweet: too much sugar bad for the heart

Overconsumption of sugar has been associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease for quite some time now.1 However, in the recent past sugar wasn’t…

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Metabolite cocktail responsible for exercise-induced fatigue and pain

For every regular exerciser it is a well-known phenomenon. Increasing feelings of fatigue during prolonged exercise, in extreme cases even up to the point of…

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Exercise is exaggerated form of shivering

Recently has been established that human adults also carry brown/beige fat cells. Activation of brown/beige fat tissue results in energy being dissipated in the form…

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Anabolic steroid-induced increase in muscle mass stored in muscle memory

It is a well-known phenomenon within the world of body building and sports: muscle memory. Muscle memory refers to the concept that a prior phase…

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Animal-based diet rapidly changes composition gut microbiome

A couple of weeks ago someone asked me how long it would take to achieve a healthy microbiome if one did a complete switch to…

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Run faster: strategies for more mitochondria

The mitochondria are the energy producing factories of the cell; without mitochondria we wouldn’t be able to produce ATP and we wouldn’t have energy to…

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Synthetic genetic circuit for treatment of obesity

As treatment against obesity a cel implant that self-monitors the amount of lipids in the blood and that produces a anorectic hormone when there are…

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Book Review: Disease Proof

When I think about the people in my close environment I find it striking that quite a few of them are sick on a regular…

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