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Rodent Study: GMO Soybean Oil is Pro-Inflammatory & Induces DNA Damage! Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the Rescue!

GMO Soybean oil? Better for cars only. I am pretty sure there will be rebuttals to the results of this study... although, it's published in the OpenSource journal Nutrients and was conducted by scientists from Saudi Arabia and the UK who probably don't have the media-connections the scientists who conducted the GMO-corn study back in the day had. Against that background it's unlikely that non- SuppVersity -readers will even hear about the paper El-Kholy et al. published in the June edition of Nutrients (El-Kohly. 2014) -- Well, that is - unless you spread the word, obviously ;-) You better take creatine than ecdysteroids if you want to build muscle Foods, not Macros Count! Olive Oil Flavor is Healthy Argan Oil as Test Booster Oleic Acid ⇄ Microbiome Tocotrienols? Red Palm Oil! SAD Diet Analysis Let's take a look at the methods and results, now. Needless to say that we are talking about preliminary rodent data, here - data from 40 adult ma

Want to Double Your Gains? Get a Trainer to Kick Your Lazy Ass, Periodize & Personalize Your Workouts & Off Times!

Bad news for lone wolfs. Don't we all know this? There are those days when you hit the gym, go through your workout routinely, go home and tell yourself: "Well, I've done the best I could, I will try to increase the weight next week!" ... I see, you know what I am talking about ;-) Just like the subjects in a recent study from the University of California Los Angeles , I suppose. All of them were member of the Exquinox Fitness Club, 30–44 years of age, and had a history of exercising 5–7 days per month at the club over the previous 3 month - archetypical average ambitious Gymrats, so to say. Looking for the rules to design optimal workouts ? Look no further! Periodize to Get Strong(er)! Sequential or Alternating? From 16% to 8% Fat W/ CrossFit Cardio! Before or After? 12% Less Fat in 12 Weeks? Determinants of Training Success After randomly selecting 40 men who met the above criteria, Thomas W. Storer and colleagues randomly assigned the

Ecdysterone: Supplemental Non-Starter or Estrogen-Driven Muscle Builder? Phytoecdysteroid Builds Rodent Muscles, But the Devil's in the Details - "Growth" ≠ "Mass Gains"

Estrogens are not for women, only!? If you asked me the above question a day ago, I would have answered "supplemental non-starter"; and while I still believe that the corresponding products are useless ripoffs, a recent study, Maria Kristina Parr and colleagues from the German Sport University , the Freie Universität Berlin , the , Beijing University of Chinese Medicine , the Central Institute of the Bundeswehr Medical Service , Bayer Pharma , the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover , and the Nanchang University in China had me thinking: The results look impressive, at first sight, but there are strings attached - strings you'll see only if you look closely. You better take creatine than ecdysteroids if you want to build muscle Creatine Doubles 'Ur GainZ! Creatine, DHT & Broscience Creatine Better After Workout ALA + Creatine = Max Uptake? Creatine Blunts Fat Loss? Build 'Ur Own Buffered Creatine Ok, we are talking about ye

Not Exercise, But Dieting Makes You Hungry: Beneficial or No Effects on Appetite of Exercise in Lean & Obese. (Ab-) using Exercise to Make Up For Messy Diets Still a Bad Idea!

Will working out make you cheat on your diet, 'cause it leaves you drained and ravenous? Or is it even a stand-alone weight loss tool with satieting and anti-depressive effects? As a SuppVersity reader you will probably be aware of the fact that the purported "appetite increasing" effects of exercise are non-existent. Against that background, you won't be surprised to hear that scientists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have recently been able to show that the alleged hunger-inducing effects of exercise didn't occur, in twelve overweight/obese volunteers who had to perform moderate or high intensity exercise, either. The exercise sessions, which were spaced 1-week apart and to which the subjects were randomly assigned in a counter-balanced fashion lasted 1 hour and were - and this may be an important fact - performed after a standard breakfast. You can learn more about workout routines at the SuppVersity What's the Right

Want to Design a Killer Workout? Reduce the Rest Times and Burn 37% More Energy During Your Workout!

The squat may be a power exercise, but trust me, it will also help you to "look good naked"! I guess it would be hilarious to call the simple insight that cutting the time you rest in-between sets during your squats can turn a regular into a killer workout would be news, right? Well, what about some figures to define "killer" as in one minute rest between sets vs. "regular" as in three minutes rest between sets squats, then? That's news, right; and we have to thank Nicholas A. Ratamess and his colleagues from the College of New Jersey for these insights. I mean, huffing and puffing is one thing, but your subjectively perceived level of exhaustion and the very concrete, objectively measured data on the difference in energy expenditure and the contribution of aerobic (fat) and anaerobic (glucose) energy sources during a workout, as they are presented in the paper at hand, are two different animals. Squatting will always remain the most versatil

Will Engineered Super-Bacteria Help Even Gluttons to Stay Lean? Vanderbilt Scientists "Produce" Anti-Obesity Bacteria to be Administered in the Drinking Water

From the microbe engineer's petri dishes into your guts. It's not unlikely that we are about to see "anti-obesity" bacteria being sold in a year or two. I am not even sure if it would be a good thing, but the latest study Zhongyi Chen and colleagues from various US labs published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation clearly suggests: With the right gut tenants (microbiome), "super-sizing" your meals may no longer super-size your fat stores. The principle appears to be hilariously simple. The scientists "manufactured" a type of E. coli Nissle bacteria (1917), that produces so-called N-acylphosphatidylethanolamines (NAPEs). These "NAPEs" are precursors to the N-acylethanolamide (NAE) family of lipids, which are synthesized in the small intestine in response to feeding and reduce food intake and obesity. You can learn more about the gut & your health at the SuppVersity Fiber for Female Fat Loss Sweeteners & Your
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