High Carb Diets Linked to Alzheimer’s

As reported in The Atlantic on Friday, the journal Diabetologia published a study that "found that people with high blood sugar had a faster rate of cognitive decline than those with normal blood sugar—whether or not their blood-sugar level technically made them diabetic. In other words, the higher the blood sugar, the faster the cognitive decline." From The... Continue Reading →

Long-Term Coffee Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

An interesting article regarding long-term coffee consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease was just published in Circulation. The meta-analysis, which included 35 cohort studies and 1,283,685 participants, suggests that long-term coffee consumption (3 to 5 cups per day) is cardio-protective and reduces your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Background — Considerable controversy exists regarding the association... Continue Reading →

No, Cutting Carbs Doesn’t Prevent Cancer

“This link between sugar and cancer has sweeping consequences,” wrote Johan Thevelein, a Belgian biologist and co-author of a study published in the journal Nature Communications. That study really made the media rounds this week and quickly anti-carb crusaders were allover the place claiming removing sugar and carbs from ones diet would prevent cancer. Not so fast. The... Continue Reading →

Diet Soda and Dementia

A widely reported study published last week in the journal Stroke found that drinking even one can of diet soda a day triples your risk of dementia. Unsurprisingly, this finding caused quite the uproar but it's probably not time to throw away your diet soda quite yet. This is the first study to find a link between artificial... Continue Reading →

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Gym

"The perfect is the enemy of the good" In the fitness world I often see people fall victim to the Nirvana fallacy, in which people never even begin an important task because they feel reaching perfection is too hard. The fall victim to the idea that you must have the perfect equipment, the perfect routing, the... Continue Reading →

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