Scientific Nutrition Update 42: Football and Heart Disease

Before I start what is likely going to be one of my controversial episodes, I need to make it very clear that I love football.  I played for a decade and coached for seven years.  However, there is emerging evidence of a link between football and heart disease.  On a more personal note, several of the men who have coached me at different points in my career have died from heart attacks.  Take every effort you can to control the risk factors you can.  Consult regularly with your physician, and make sure that you are working with him to control your blood pressure, your cholesterol, and everything else you can.

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Scientific Nutrition Update 39: Resveratrol

 

This is my longest episode I have done so far.  In it I discuss my favorite polyphenol, resveratrol.  It is commonly found in wine and for a long time was thought to be the primary contributor to many of the health benefits of wine.  This episode is actually the main episode, which is only a little bit longer than normal, and then a bonus section where I focus a bit more technically on three of the proposed cellular mechanisms for resveratrol.  In it I discuss a paper I wrote, and if you would like to read the paper you can find it in the Scientific Nutrition Group on Facebook. Without further ado, see why this is my favorite polyphenol, and why I continue to quixotically yell about how we are not mice.

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Intermittent Fasting and Cardiovascular Health: Can IF help your heart?

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UPDATE: I NO LONGER ENDORSE INTERMITTENT FASTING AS A WEIGHT LOSS TECHNIQUE.  PLEASE SEE HERE.

An Introduction to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting as a Strategy for Weight-Loss

Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes: Can IF improve insulin sensitivity?

We have already established that intermittent fasting seems to have some interesting effects.  The new question we must consider is whether or not is has the potential to stop the number one killer in the United States cardiovascular disease.  Millions of people suffer from this disease, and it is one of the single largest contributors to emergency room visits.  If there was evidence that intermittent fasting could help with this disease it would make a massive difference in terms of lives saved. Continue reading “Intermittent Fasting and Cardiovascular Health: Can IF help your heart?”