Bone Broth, Rapidly 

While not everything in this article can be taken at face value (e.g. that glucosamine reduces pain, more on that later, see our post on pre-clinical studies in the meantime), we do agree that powdered bone broth is a fast way to get additional nutrients. It could also be a fun savory shake idea: Bone broth … Continue reading Bone Broth, Rapidly 

How Pre-Clinical Studies May Mislead You: Foods That Prevent Bone Loss (or Do They?)

We're all familiar with the catchy headlines and ads that recommend products, recipes and diets. Some are garbage (Oz Effect anyone?), while some have completely valid human clinical studies. But beware of the pre-clinical studies that are in the murky area between hard-fact-health-benefit, and pure marketing. Our view is not that every headline or claim … Continue reading How Pre-Clinical Studies May Mislead You: Foods That Prevent Bone Loss (or Do They?)

957 Genes Associated with Aging

Aging, oxygen muscles & mitochondria...all related. In one published analysis, genes regulating oxygen consumption are closely tied with aging. Genetics geeks (us included) will appreciate the laboriousness of relabeling genetic information so that it is useful. Table 2 shows a list of genes associated with aging from research at Skåne University and Lund University. Here is one … Continue reading 957 Genes Associated with Aging

Macro Athlete: Lebron’s Economic impact

A rare intersection of sports and economics: Can an athlete single handedly impact a market?  Faculty at Harvard's Kennedy School published research on the impact of Lebron James's local economic impact. Here is a portion of the paper: Specifically, his presence increases the number of such establishments within one mile of the stadium by about … Continue reading Macro Athlete: Lebron’s Economic impact

A different perspective on Weight Loss, exercise isn’t the answer

An uncommon view that, no doubt, some readers may find objectionable: exercise may modulate mood more than it affects long-term weight loss.  Here is one quote: One reason diet may play such a strong role in weight loss is that exercise burns off far fewer calories than most people think, said Philip Stanforth, a professor … Continue reading A different perspective on Weight Loss, exercise isn’t the answer

Injections for joint pain are not always the best treatment

Byte Sized Summary: certain steroid injections may not be effective for long-term osteoarthritis treatment, and may lead to excess wear. The following is from Equinox's FurtherMore blog: Researchers at Tufts Medical Center in Boston gave 140 patients with knee osteoarthritis localized injections of either triamcinolone (a type of steroid) or saline every three months. After two years, … Continue reading Injections for joint pain are not always the best treatment

Sunday Assorted Links

Even More Burpees you should be doing, courtesy of Equinox Seasonally appropriate new workout ideas: The Swimmer's Workout Handbook by Terri Schneider Latest recipe ideas for those who run, The Runner's Cookbook by Anita Bean Fun Crossfit WOD  to add more Burpees. Here is the link to the video. Happy Training and Happy Holiday Weekend!

Supplements and Health, Sorting the Facts

Here is the link to the video and text of  Harvard' latest panel on Supplement Health and Facts. And here is the abstract: “Lose belly fat”. “Build muscle.” “Lower your cholesterol.” “Improve your sex drive.” Browse the shelves of any supermarket or pharmacy, and you will find dietary supplements that promise to do all this, and more. … Continue reading Supplements and Health, Sorting the Facts