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Statins Linked to Muscle/Joint Injuries and Diabetes
Upper and Lower Limits for Vitamin D
Ketogenic Diet And Oxygen Cure Cancer in Mice
The Heat Stroke Death of Korey Stringer
June 9, 2013
Short, Intense Workouts Improve Fitness and Health
Oral Cancer, a Sexually-Transmitted Disease
Typhoid Mary's Gall Bladder
June 2, 2013
Genetics or Lifestyle?
Fish Oil Pills Do Not Reduce Heart Attack Risk
John R. Brinkley, Goat Testicle Entrepreneur
May 26, 2013
Statins Prevent Exercise Benefits?
Pollution Increases Heart Attack, Diabetes Risk
Best to Eat Just Before or After Exercise
Horace Fletcher, the Great Masticator
May 19, 2013
Antibiotics May Relieve Some Cases of Chronic Lower Back Pain
Clothes Block the Sun's Rays More Effectively than Sunscreens
Not Everyone Should Restrict Salt
Ernest Duchesne, the Father of Antibiotics
May 12, 2013
Impotent Men Should be Evaluated for Heart Attack Risk
Roundup May Be Harmful
Air Pollution Increases Risk for Heart Attacks and Cancers
Freud and Dreams
May 5, 2013
Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss and Health
Why "Cool Down"?
More on TMAO and Heart Attacks
Barry Marshall, from Quack to Nobel Prize
April 28, 2013
High Resting Heart Rate Increases Death Risk in Healthy People
Prolonged Sitting Can Shorten Your Life
Taking Testosterone Increases Heart Attack Risk
Diabetics Should Eat Fruit
April 21, 2013
Rules for Eating and Drinking During Exercise
Carnitine in Meat and Energy Drinks
"Unknown Kid Wins the Greatest of All Marathons"
April 14, 2013
Why Meat-Eaters Have More Heart Attacks
Health Benefits of Running or Walking
Charles William Post, Entrepreneur
Reports: Menopause, glucosamine, body odor
April 7, 2013
Stretching Before Exercising Provides Only Flexibility
How Exercise Prevents and Treats Diabetes
Ancel Benjamin Keys
Reports: Colon cleansers, hyaluronic acid, cold food for weight loss?
March 31, 2013
Recurrent Injuries? Drop in Performance? Check Vitamin D
You Can Get Too Much Vitamin D from Pills
Most Diabetics Cause Their Disease
The Despicable Dr. Julius Reiter
Reports: Piriformis syndrome, strengthen your heart, stay close to nature
March 24, 2013
Most Running Shoes Slow You Down and Increase Risk of Injuries
Habits That Prevent Heart Attacks Also Prevent Cancers
More Harm from Processed Meats
Why Sylvester Graham Rejected White Flour
Reports: Bunions, strep infections, heart-healthy foods
March 17, 2013
X-Radiation in CT Scans, not in MRIs
Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Increase Cancer Risk
All Sugared Drinks Can Make You Fat
The Guilt and Death of Eugene O'Neill
Reports: Restless legs, hyponatremia, maximum heart rate
March 10, 2013
Sunshine More Effective than Vitamin D Pills
Diabetics Should Not Restrict Fruit
Antioxidant Pills Do Not Prevent Heart Disease
High Vitamin B12 Levels
Mickey Mantle: Tough Childhood Can Cause Disease in Adulthood
Reports: Become strong, prostate cancer treatments, sunshine for older people
March 3, 2013
Low-dose Calcium & Vitamin D Pills Do Not Prevent Fractures
Calcium Pills Associated with Increased Heart Attack Death Rate
Mediterranean Diet Reduces Heart Attack Risk
Van Gogh and the Yellow Coronas
Reports: T'ai Chi, insulin resistance, phytochemicals
February 24, 2013
Do Steroids Cause Uncontrollable Rage?
The Stroke Belt: "Southern" Diet Increases Stroke Risk
Diet Drinks Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk
Antonio Vivaldi's Asthma
Reports: Exercise every day?, broken knee cartilage, PSA often infection
February 17, 2013
Who Gets High Blood Pressure from Salt?
Fruits Lower, and Fruit Juices Raise, Cholesterol
Helicobacter Helps to Prevent Diabetes!
Exercise Prevents and Treats Prostate Cancer
Vera Caslavska: Marriage of Two Great Olympic Athletes
Reports: Leucine, glucosamine, total body scans
February 10, 2013
Smoking More Common Among the Mentally Ill
Calcium Pills May Increase Heart Attack Risk in Men
High Blood Sugar Linked to Enlarged Prostate
High Glycemic Load Foods Increase Diabetes, Heart Attack Risk
How President Eisenhower Changed the Way Doctors Prevent and Treat Heart Attacks
Reports: Good bacteria, beans, pain on the face
February 3, 2013
Impotence: a Sign of Increased Heart Attack Risk
Vegetarians Have Reduced Heart Attack Risk
Risk Factors for Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer
Sudden Graying of the Hair
Reports: Chest pain in cold weather, catching a cold, nonsteroidals
January 27, 2013
Preventing Loss of Muscles and Bones as You Age
How Food Grows Larger Muscles
Deep-Fried Foods and Prostate Cancer
The Death of Bob Hayes, World's Fastest Human
Reports: Preparing for baseball, back pain, vegetable pills
January 20, 2013
Red and Blue Berries Protect Against Heart Attacks
More Sets Yield More Muscle Growth
Fish, but Not Fish Oil Pills, Reduce Heart Attack Risk
Emily Dickenson: What Was Her Disease?
Reports: Burn fat while sleeping?, Glucosamine, Stay close to nature
January 13, 2013
Being Overweight Does Not Prolong Lives
Antioxidant Pills May Spread Cancers
Statin Drugs Can Interfere with Exercise
Mamo Wolde, Olympian
January 6, 2013
How Endurance Exercise in Later Life May Prolong Lives
Why Obesity and Diabetes Have Become an Epidemic
The Death of President Zachary Taylor
Reports: Chronic vaginitis, knee cartilage, hysterectomy
December 30, 2012
Ibuprofen Harms Intestines during Exercise; Aspirin Does Not
Why Liposuction Usually Does Not Prevent or Treat Diabetes
Clogged Arteries Video
What Killed Alexander the Great?
Reports: Restaurant meals, dairy products, healthful eating for busy people
December 23, 2012
HPV Infections Can Return as You Age Without New Sexual Exposures
Diet Affects Prostate Cancer Risk
What Killed President Andrew Jackson?
Reports: Staph aureus, venereal diseases, helicobacter
December 16, 2012
Why You Need Sugar to Exercise Intensely
How Sugared Drinks and Sugar-added Foods Lead to Diabetes
Another Reason to Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables
The Power of Observation: Arthur Conan Doyle
Reports: Hives, Alzheimer's, body odor
December 9, 2012
Healthy Older People Can and Should Compete in Endurance Events
Healthful Diet Saves Lives of People with Heart Disease or Diabetes
Micheline Ostermeyer, Olympian AND Concert Pianist
Reports: Recumbent stationary bikes, stretching, arthritis treatments
December 2, 2012
Calcium Pills May Increase Risk for Heart Attacks and Prostate Cancer
Sugared Drinks are Fattening When You Are Not Exercising
All Sugared Drinks Increase Risk for Becoming Diabetic
Eating Red Meat May Shorten Your Life
How Modern Medicine Contributed to John F. Kennedy's Death
Reports: Low testosterone, frequent urination, booze blockers
November 25, 2012
Vitamin D Deficiency Is a Genetic Disease
Lack of Vitamin D Leads to Plaques in Diabetics
Low Vitamin D Linked to Heart Attacks, Hip Fractures and Cancers
On the Death of Wilt Chamberlain
Reports: Intervals, weight loss, dizziness
November 18, 2012
Cancer Patients Should Avoid Foods that Cause a High Rise in Blood Sugar
Egg Yolk and Arteriosclerosis
The Origin of Munchausen's Syndrome
Reports: Hammer toes, prostate supplements, inflammation
November 11, 2012
Heart Attacks Cannot Be Prevented or Treated with Vitamin Pills
Lack of Vitamin D Impairs Performance in Competitive Athletes
Lack of Vitamin D Linked to Decreased Strength and Coordination in Older Non-Athletes
On the Death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Reports: Staph aureus, diet gimmicks, runner's knee
November 4, 2012
Lack of Vitamin D Linked to Heart Attacks and Premature Death
Sunlight May Offer More than Vitamin D Pills
Eating Fish, but Not Fish Oil Pills, Cuts Stroke Risk
Eleanor Roosevelt's Doctors Vindicated 40 Years after Her Death
Reports: Negative lifting, muscle fatigue, sugar for endurance
October 28, 2012
Definition of High Blood Pressure
Cooking Without Water Increases Heart Attack Risk
Stella Walsh, Olympic Female Sprint Champion
Reports: How many miles?, cereals, rest before race
October 21, 2012
Iron in Red Meat Linked to Diabetes
"Energy Drinks" No Better than Caffeine/Sugar Drinks
How Sugared Drinks Can Shorten Your Life
King George III and William Pitt: What Caused the Revolutionary War?
Reports: High PSA, late-onset asthma, psoriasis
October 14, 2012
Beet Root Juice Benefits Questioned
Vigorous Exercise Helps to Prevent Metabolic Syndrome
How to Start a Vigorous Exercise Program
Patrick Henry's Wife
Reports: Chronic sinusitis, sterility, asthma inhalers
October 7, 2012
You Should Exercise Every Day
Lack of Vitamin D Associated with Increased Heart Attack Risk
Sigmund Freud and Coca Cola
Reports: Chili peppers, strengthen bones, Synvisc
September 30, 2012
Sports Drinks Are More Fattening Than Soda
Sugared Drinks: Helpful During Exercise, Harmful When You Are Not Exercising
Adolph Hitler had Parkinson's disease
Reports: Testosterone gel, Piriformis syndrome, prostate cancer and diet
September 23, 2012
What is Second Wind?
Most Sore Throats Do Not Need Antibiotics
Antibacterial Ingredient May Harm Muscles
Lydia Pinkham: Black Cohosh Does Not Treat Hot Flushes of Menopause
Reports: Dry eyes and mouth, estrogen creams, Chris Klug
September 16, 2012
Fish Oil Pills Not Shown to Prevent Diseases or Deaths
Vitamin D Pills Raise Cholesterol
Oats Help to Prevent Heart Attacks by Lowering Cholesterol
Eva Peron and Cervical Cancer
Reports: Healthful recipes, nuts and snack seeds, arches
September 9, 2012
Trichomonas May Cause Prostate Cancer
Exercise After You Eat
High Blood Sugar Associated with Dementia, Even If You Are Not Diabetic
Treat Lyme Disease Until Symptoms Are Gone
Who Killed President Garfield?
Reports: Restless legs, dark spots on skin, eye exercises
September 2, 2012
Normal-Weight People with Fat Bellies Have Higher Death Risk than the Obese
Two New Studies on Vitamin D Deficiency
Three New Reasons to Limit Meat
Using Muscle Soreness to Gauge Your Training
Reports: How to pedal, back pain, thyroid to treat depression
August 26, 2012
Coconut Water Is Not a Special Sports Drink
Coconut Oil Does Not Make You Smarter
George Washington -- What Killed Him?
Reports: Knee cartilage, herbal products, b;acl cohosh
August 19, 2012
Heavier Weights or More Repetitions?
Chocolate Milk Is Not the Best Exercise Drink
Does Eating Eggs, Fish or Chicken Increase Heart Attack Risk?
Injections of Hyaluronic Acid into Knee Joints
Sugared Drinks Linked to Heart Attacks, High Blood Pressure and Gout
Stalin -- What Caused His Death?
Reports: Trans fats, muscle strength, coffee and diabetes
August 12, 2012
How Training Methods Improve World Records
Obesity Does Not Protect Diabetics
ACE-Inhibitors: Drugs of Choice for High Blood Pressure in Exercisers
Gershwin -- Incorrectly Diagnosed with Depression?
Reports: Principles of training, plantar fasciitis, stomach cramps
August 5, 2012
Why Many People Who Start an Exercise Program Do Not Lose Weight
Eating Red Meat Associated with Premature Death
Avoiding Sugar Lowers Cholesterol
Reports: Estrogens, muscle soreness, staph aureus
July 29, 2012
How to Recover Fast from Grueling Endurance Exercise
If You Don't Exercise, Start an Exercise Program Immediately
HIV and HPV: Increased Risk from Having Multiple Sexual Partners
Reports: Tests for heart attack risk, restaurant meals, loss of strength with aging
July 22, 2012
White Rice, like Flour, Increases Risk for Diabetes
Prescription Drug for Hair Growth Can Cause Impotence
What Can You Do if You Sit All Day at Your Job?
Sugared Drinks Do Not Reduce Hunger
Reports: Glycemic index, weak muscles and arthritis, phytochemicals
July 15, 2012
Sitting All Day Long Shortens Life, Even If You Exercise
Saturated Fat from Meat, Not from Plants, Linked to Heart Attacks
Cranberries May Help to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in Women
Reports: Recovery times, prostate cancer treatment, best breads
July 8, 2012
Fast Foods Cause Diabetes, Heart Attacks and Premature Death
Raisins (And Other Fruits) Help to Lower Blood Sugar and Cholesterol
Restricting Calories Without Also Exercising Does Not Prolong Lives
Reports: Sugar cravings, iron deficiency, preventing intestinal gas
July 1, 2012
Another Step Toward Curing Cancer
Second-hand Smoke Associated with Lung Damage (COPD) and Early Death
Athletes Compete Better on Cold Drinks
Both Caffeine and Bicarbonate Help Athletes Race Faster
Intense Exercise Can Lower High Blood Pressure
Do Runners and Cyclists Go Faster on Special Foods or Drinks?
Reports: Lactic acid, dairy products, chronic sinusitis
June 24, 2012
How Stem Cells Cause Heart Attacks
Statins Can Cause Fatigue and Muscle Pain
Reports: Getting rid of belly fat, stomach ulcers, fibromyalgia
June 17, 2012
Is Vigorous Endurance Exercise Safe for the Heart?
Vitamin D and Calcium Pills Do Not Prevent Bone Fractures
NSAIDs Do Not Block Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Reports: My Bell's Palsy, cooking whole grains, good bacteria
June 10, 2012
New Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Salt Restriction Fails to Lower High Blood Pressure in Most People
Salt Restriction Can Cause High Blood Pressure in Exercisers
Reports: Trikes, prostate cancer genes, kidney stones
June 3, 2012
Calcium Pills May Increase Heart Attack Risk
New Treatment for Lack of Orgasm or Delayed Orgasm in Men
New Treatment for Decreased Sexual Desire in Women
Intense Exercise More Effective than Just Exercising in Preventing and Treating Diabetes
Reports: Preparing for baseball, knee injury rehab, knee replacement
May 27, 2012
Eat Only When You Are Active
Does Drinking Coffee Prolong Life?
Blood Test for Diabetes Predicts Cancer Risk in Women
Reports: Prostate cancer treatment, IBS, how to exercise with back pain
May 20, 2012
Special Issue on Cancer:
Exercise Associated with Reduced Cancer Recurrence
What You Should Do if You Have or Have Ever Had Cancer
Many Cancers are Caused by Infections
Reports: Cracked heels, low back pain, foods for athletes
May 13, 2012
You Do Not Need Protein during Exercise
Recovery from Intense Exercise: Part 2
Does Eating Fast Increase Diabetes Risk?
Reports: Alcoholism, sleep apnea, colon cancer
May 6, 2012
How to Recover from Muscle Soreness Caused by Intense Exercise
Testosterone for Older Men
Eating Vegetables Helps to Treat Diabetes
Reports: Body odor, prostate supplements, support stockings
April 29, 2012
Statins Increase Diabetes Risk
Caffeine and Sports Endurance
High Blood Sugar Levels Increase Cancer Risk
Why Older Women Have a Difficult Time Finding Partners
Reports: Asthma, vegetable pills, muscles don't turn to fat
April 22, 2012
Best Drinks for Prolonged Exercise
Everyone Should Lift Weights or Do Resistance Training
Eat Fish; Forget About Fish Oil Pills
Reports: PSA, broken knee cartilage, exercise to lower BP
April 15, 2012
Update on Genital Warts and Cancer Risk
Why Excess Alcohol Increases Diabetes Risk
Dental X-rays Associated with Brain Tumors?
Reports: Swollen feet or ankles, dietary treatment of diabetes, protein
April 8, 2012
Bicycle Seats and Numbness in Male and Female Cyclists
High Rises in Blood Sugar or Blood Fat Shorten Life
Don't Take Sugared Drinks an Hour Before Hard Exercise
Reports: Bunions, diarrhea from antibiotics, best breads
April 1, 2012
Are Runners Injured More Often than Football Players?
The Dangers of Sitting Too Much
Reports: Excess facial hair, gall stones, how exercise affects blood fat
March 25, 2012
Exercise Is a Necessary Treatment for All Types of Arthritis
Eating Fruit Helps to Prevent Diabetes; Fruit Juice Increases Diabetes Risk
Obesity and Cancer
Reports: Juicers, sports drinks, dietary fiber
March 18, 2012
Sugared Drinks Increase Heart Attack Risk
What's the Best Test to Predict Who Will Win a Race?
More Evidence That You Should Avoid Red Meat
Reports; Iron supplements, type O blood, varicose veins
March 11, 2012
Health Benefits Determined by How Intensely You Exercise
Vigorous Exercise Helps to Prevent Colon Cancer
Should People without Heart Disease Take Statins?
Reports: High fructose corn syrup, meals for children, tandem bicycles
March 4, 2012
Lack of Exercise, Not Aging, Causes Weakness and Loss of Muscle in Older People
Stents Not Indicated for People with Stable Coronary Artery Disease
Just Slowing Down Increases Risk for Heart Attacks and Diabetes
Reports: Sports drinks, neuroma, microwaving foods
February 26, 2012
Fasting Two Days a Week May Benefit Your Brain
How Excessive Food Intake Damages the Brain
Reports: Early puberty, halitosis, Beethoven's deafness
February 19, 2012
Exercise Makes You Smarter
Belly Cramps During Exercise
Reports: Rosacea, running with back pain, how muscles get stronger
February 12, 2012
Sugared Drinks Reduce Muscle Damage and Speed Recovery
How Massage Helps You Heal Faster from Intense Exercise
Insulin Increases Pancreatic Cancer Risk
February 5, 2012
Multiple Partners Increase Risk of Oral HPV
Why Injected Steroids Are Effective in Relieving Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Vitamin D Deficiency in Wintertime
Reports: Salt during exercise, nonsteroidals, hammer toes
January 29, 2012
Fasting Slows You Down
Diabetes Should Never Happen to You
Elevated Bilirubin Prevents Heart Attacks
Reports: Wine, testosterone gel, osteoarthritis in althletes
January 22, 2012
A Cure for Cancer? Part II
Sugared Drinks Harmful When You Are Not Exercising
Reports: Infertility, blue-green algae, cellulite
January 15, 2012
Blocking Glycolysis May Cure Cancer
Muscle Damage Needed to Grow Stronger
Being Overweight or Diabetic Increases Cancer Risk
Too Much Vitamin D Can Harm
Reports: Carbonated drinks, lactic acid, prostate supplements
January 8, 2012
Being Fit Prolongs Lives
Benefits of Giving Testosterone to Diabetic Men with Low Levels
Fructose Causes High Triglycerides
Sweetened Drinks Are Associated with High Blood Pressure
Reports: Out-of-shape, chronic prostatitis, rheumatoid arthritis
December 31, 2011
Red Meat Linked to Diabetes
Weight Loss Reduces Joint Pain
Foods That Make You Fat
Continuous Aerobic Exercise Gets Rid of Belly Fat
Reports: Exercise after eating, belly fat, fungus toenails
December 25, 2011
Jump in Resting Heart Rate Increases Death Risk
Older Fit People Handle Heat Better than Out-of-Shape Younger People
92 Percent of Obese Children Have Low Vitamin D
Reports: Wrinkles, water, how oats lower cholesterol
December 18, 2011
Should Cyclists Use Strength Training Machines?
Weak Arms and Legs Predict Death in the Elderly
Coffee Raises Blood Pressure Only for a Short Time
Flaxseeds, but Not Flaxseed Oils, Lower Cholesterol
All Impotent Men Should Be Checked for Diabetes
Reports: Weight training for seniors, chlamydia, pre-diabetes
December 11, 2011
Environmental Factors Associated with Breast Cancer
Restrict Ice During Athletic Events
A Possible Cure for Muscle Pain from Statins
What's Wrong with the U.S. Dietary Guidelines?
Reports: Lactic acid, pepper cream, belly fat
December 4, 2011
High-Impact Exercise Strengthens Bones
Neck Cooling Helps You Go Faster in Hot Weather
New Study on L-Arginine
Reports: Chronic sinusitis, how much water, arthritis treatments
November 27, 2011
Why Three out of Four Athletes Take Caffeine Before Competition
No Raw Milk
Statins Can Cause Diabetes
Reports: Insulin resistance, chronic fatigue, diet gimmicks
November 20, 2011
Overdoses of Vitamin D Pills can Damage Your Heart
The More Sexual Partners You Have, the More HPV You Acquire
Reports: Knee replacement, asthma, weight training at middle age and beyond
November 13, 2011
Sarcopenia: Muscle Loss with Aging
Intense Exercise Gives More Health Benefits than Just Exercising
Avoid Diabetes with Lifestyle Choices
Reports: Measuring calories, asthma, estrogen from yams
November 6, 2011
Alcohol Increases Breast Cancer Risk
Taking Thyroid Pills Can Cause Osteoporosis and Heart Damage
Don't Mess Around
Reports: Strong in 30 minutes a week, stretching, juices
October 30, 2011
The Only Extra Mineral Exercisers Need Is Salt
Why You Should Exercise Every Day
Food Industry Influence on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines
Impotence in Middle-Aged Men Usually Caused by Metabolic Syndrome
Reports: Knee cartilage, marathon prep, exercise for weight loss
October 23, 2011
Muscle Sugar: Train Low, Compete High
AAP Position Statement on Television Watching
WHOLE Grains, not Flour
Reports: Frequent urination, calcium plus vitamin D, cholesterol
October 16, 2011
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Not Prevent Heart Attacks
Reducing and Increasing Risk for Colon Cancer
Vitamin E May Cause Prostate Cancer
Reports: Growth hormone releasers, heart size, added sugars
October 9, 2011
Recovering from Strenuous Exercise
Exercise Capacity Predicts Time of Illness and Death
Trans Fatty Acids Are Harmful
Reports: Blood pressure, low back pain, skiing prep
October 2, 2011
Exercise Increases Mitochondria in Brain Cells
Saw Palmetto Doesn't Help Enlarged Prostate
Big Tobacco Hid Cancer Studies
Reports: Support stockings, chronic vaginitis, aspirin before exercise
September 25, 2011
Just One Day of Exercise Protects the Heart
Impotent Men Are at High Risk for Heart Attacks
More Benefits from Chocolate
Reports: Strengthen bones, children's meals, BP during exercise
September 18, 2011
High Fructose Corn Syrup
When should I take sugar to increase endurance and speed?
Why does sugar cause high triglycerides and low HDL?
Reports: Caveman diets, gout, miles to run
September 11, 2011
Get Vitamins from Food, Not Pills
Should cortisones be injected into painful joints?
Is carbohydrate loading before competition best for endurance?
Reports: Testosterone replacement, dry skin, strength training for speed
September 4, 2011
Exercising in Hot Weather
Do your genes determine how long you live?
Can taking calcium supplements cause heart attacks?
Reports: Rest between intervals, plant omega-3's, sunscreens
August 28, 2011
Protein After Intense Workouts Helps You Recover Faster
Can I lower cholesterol by diet alone, without taking drugs?
How does lack of exercise cause diabetes and heart attacks?
Reports: Migraines, bladder infections, ab machines
August 21, 2011
Arthritics Should Do Some Form of Exercise
Can cross training help me run faster?
Does the hCG diet really help you lose weight?
Reports: Low back pain, stuffy nose, excessive sweating
August 14, 2011
Ultra Endurance Sports Prolong Lives
Can overweight diabetic men regain their potency?
Can chewing food a long time help you lose weight?
Reports: Knee replacement, hot tubs, melatonin
August 7, 2011
Chocolate Increases Endurance
How could eating meat cause diabetes?
Why does sugar increase risk for heart attacks and diabetes?
Reports: Blood pressure, muscle loss, sit-ups
July 31, 2011
Avoid Foods Cooked at Very High Temperatures
I have diverticulitis; do I need to avoid nuts and seeds?
What causes interstitial cystitis?
Reports: HDL, skin cancer, how to start an exercise program
July 24, 2011
What You Eat Is More Important than How Much You Eat
Does achilles tendon length affect sports performance?
Why have I suffered sports injuries primarily in winter and spring?
Reports: Bone strength, raise HDL, flat feet
July 17, 2011
Everyone Should Train like an Athlete
How common is trichomonas?
Should I take calcium pills?
Reports: Estrogen from yams, get strong, gall stones
July 10, 2011
Intense Exercise for Heart Attack Patients?
Does snacking at night make you fatter than daytime snacking?
How can I get rid of belly fat?
Reports: IBS, iron deficiency, overtraining syndrome
July 3, 2011
Muscle Cramps in Athletes and Exercisers
Can sudden memory loss be caused by medications?
Should I take nitrate pills?
Reports: Leave the ovaries, partial knee replacement, hives
June 26, 2011
What to Eat During Hot-Weather Competition and Exercise
How can I prevent my child from becoming nearsighted?
Update on colon cancer and red meat
Reports: Blood pressure and age, become strong, legumes
June 19, 2011
Preventing Skin Cancers
Why do cholesterol-lowering statin drugs cause muscle pain?
Can obesity cause impotence and loss of interest in sex?
Reports: Arthritis treatments, varicose veins, training principles
June 12, 2011
Why You Need Salt During Prolonged Exercise in Hot Weather
Does extreme endurance exercise prolong life?
Update on vitamin D deficiency and heart attacks
Reports: Estrogen from yams, reactive arthritis, excess weight
June 5, 2011
Skin Cancers and Pre-Cancers Caused by HPV and Sunlight
If calorie restriction prolongs life, won't exercise shorten life?
Follow-up on hot-weather competition
Reports: Lactic acid, autoimmune diseases, restaurant meals
May 29, 2011
Nitrates Make You Faster and Stronger
Should I take antioxidant pills as part of my training program?
Is it harmful to drink five beers in a single day?
Reports: Exercise bikes, stretching, cycling cadence
May 22, 2011
Heat Stroke and Hyponatremia
When does heat stroke occur?
How much fluid should you drink?
Reports: Exercise for children, oats, omega-3s
May 15, 2011
The Dangers of Fructose
Who is harmed by fructose?
How does exercise prevent a fatty liver?
Reports: Multiple warts, belly fat, white spots on skin
May 8, 2011
Low Salt Diets May Be Harmful
Who should restrict salt?
How can you tell that you may be salt deficient?
Reports: Impotence with diabetes, too much iron, interval training
May 1, 2011
A Quick Cure for Fatty Liver
What is the latest research linking red meat to cancer?
What should athletes eat to help them recover faster?
Reports: Carpal tunnel syndrome, sit-ups, enzyme pills
April 24, 2011
Caffeine: Good When You Exercise, Bad When You Rest
What can prevent dementia in older people?
Do you recommend calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis?
Reports: Lyme disease, alcoholism, asthma inhalers
April 17, 2011
Sugar and Refined Carbohydrates in Your Diet
Should postmenopausal women take hormones?
What does "white whole wheat" on a bread label mean?
Reports: Low back pain, tennis elbow, diet gimmicks
April 10, 2011
Intense Training Maintains Endurance in Older People
Should a person with diverticulosis avoid nuts, seeds, corn and popcorn?
How does overweight cause diabetes, heart attacks and so forth?
Reports: Eat to recover, massage therapy, belly fat
April 3, 2011
Deep Muscle Soreness after Prolonged, Intense Exercise
Do all people develop high blood pressure from too much salt?
Can vitamin D stop the muscle pain and damage caused by statin drugs?
Reports: Loss of strength with aging, neuroma, insomnia
Podcasts of the Dr. Gabe Mirkin Show
Interview of Dr. Mirkin by Diane Lees, "The Outspoken Cyclist"
Tandem Geek BLOG article on Dr. Mirkin
March 27, 2011
HPV and Cancer
Can being overweight weaken children's bones?
Does exercise prevent heart attacks during lovemaking?
Reports: Nose breathing, carrying weights, start exercising
March 20, 2011
Why You Should Eat Sugar During Prolonged Exercise
Should we take potassium iodide to protect ourselves from radiation?
Why do you recommend "huge" amounts of fruits and vegetables?
Reports: Inflammation, melatonin, phytochemicals
March 13, 2011
Protein Meals Hasten Recovery from Intense Exercise
Can heating your home make you gain weight?
Is it safer to take daily vitamin D or occasional large doses?
Reports: Knee injury, late-onset asthma, marathon preparation
March 6, 2011
How Exercise Keeps You Young (and Prolongs Your Life)
Can you ever get rid of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)?
What's wrong with the new US dietary guidelines?
Reports: Diet and arthritis pain, testosterone gel, whole grains
February 27, 2011
Impotence Predicts Heart Attacks, Diabetes
What causes osteoarthritis of the knee?
Can having low levels of vitamin D cause diabetes?
Reports: Arthritis treatments, massage and DOMS, stretching
February 20, 2011
Restrict Protein, Not Just Calories, to Prolong Life
Is there an advantage to taking cold drinks when racing in very hot weather?
Why do you recommend eating so many fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts?
Reports: Calcium and kidney stones, shingles, achilles tendinitis
February 13, 2011
Cycling Does Not Weaken Bones
Can changing my diet late in life prolong my life?
Can salt restriction increase risk for diabetes in exercisers?
Reports: Principles of training, fats, CRP and inflammation
February 6, 2011
Eat Lots of Fruits and Vegetables
Why are there more heart attacks in cold weather?
Why is my bicycle racing getting slower each year?
Reports: Arthritis in athletes, juices, strong in 30 minutes a week
January 30, 2011
Sugar and Caffeine for Competition
Is breast cancer inherited?
What can I do about painful cracking skin on my feet?
Reports: Spot reduction, beans and other legumes, run faster
January 23, 2011
Heart Attacks and Strokes Caused by Full Fat Cells
Is living in a home formerly inhabited by smokers harmful?
Can taking pain medicine for arthritis cause a heart attack?
Reports: Osteoporosis, pain in thumb, sports drinks
January 16, 2011
Muscle Cramps in Exercisers -- Special Issue
What to do when a cramp strikes
Causes, non-causes and treatments
Reports: Asthma and COPD; osteoarthritis; arches and running injuries
January 9, 2011
Muscle Sugar: Train Low and Compete High
Breakthrough for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Exercising on an empty stomach to prevent and treat diabetes
Reports: Exercise with flu or cold, over-the-counter estrogens, vitamins
January 2, 2011
Fish - Yes; Fried Fish - No
What would cause osteoporosis in a middle-aged man?
What harm comes from taking several sugared drinks a day?
Reports: Get strong, repairing cartilage, low cholesterol
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