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Protein after cycling today increases performance tomorrow


If, after a demenading workout, endurance athletes not only get carbohydrates but also proteins during the first two hours, they perform better the next day than if they consume only carbohydrates after their training session.

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It's coming: a breathalyzer for anabolic steroids

It's coming: a breathalyzer for anabolic steroids

It's coming: a breathalyzer for anabolic steroids


O my. Doping hunters from the German Sport University Cologne are developing a completely new type of doping testm, that does not require sweat, blood, urine, hair or mouth swabs. Human data, published in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.

Russelioside-B, a natural fat loss steroid


Egyptian pharmacologists have discovered that russelioside B, a substance that occurs naturally in an Arab cactus, increases energy consumption and thwarts the growth of fat cells in more than one way.

Fitness foods make you fat
Fitness foods make you fat


Many people who want to lose weight do so by eating less. They become 'restrained eaters'. But food manufacturers can easily break these people's willpower and get them to eat too much.

Lowering your sodium intake means lowering your cortisol level


A diet with less salt makes you happier, more vital and leaner and is perhaps also good for your muscle growth. This Australian study might make it clear why.

Insulin-like peptide-3, an unknown testicular anabolic hormone
Insulin-like peptide-3, an unknown testicular anabolic hormone


The cells of Leydig - present in the body of both men and women - manufacture more anabolic hormones than good old testosterone.

Human study: Chlorella increases VO2max


There are now a lot of human studies from which you can conclude that supplementation with Chlorella is interesting for athletes. In this new research from Japan Chlorella increases the absorption of oxygen.

Replacement of white bread with whole kernel rye bread makes you smarter
Replacement of white bread with whole kernel rye bread makes you smarter


If you remove white bread from your diet, and replace it with fiber-rich and whole kernel rye bread, your brain may start to function better. And probably your chance of dementia decreases as well.

Weight loss attempts at Weight Watchers more successful than at hospital


Those who want to lose excess pounds of fat under supervision, have a tad more chance of success with commercial organizations such as the Weight Watchers than with professionals who are affiliated with a hospital.

Steroid users are more impulsive, impatient and unhappy than natural athletes


Athletes who use anabolic steroids have a different type of personality than natural athletes. Users are more impulsive, less patient and, to put it more poetically, more tormented by their inner demons.

Yogurt protects against heart attack, milk does not


The more low-fat yogurt, low-fat cottage cheese and buttermilk you consume, the less likely you are to have a heart condition - and the less likely you will die as a result of a heart attack. However, a hefty intake of non-fermented dairy increases your chance of a heart attack.

Supplement with tryptophan makes you more dominant


A daily dose of 3 grams of L-tryptophan makes human behavior more dominant, but at the same time reduces our tendency to argue and quarrel.

More vitamin D in your blood means more cardiorespiratory fitness


The more vitamin D circulates in your body, the fitter you are. Compared with lower vitamin D levels, optimal vitamin D levels make muscle cells absorb more oxygen for oxidation processes.

Ginkgo enhances the positive effect of physical activity on your brain 03.11.18
Most yogurts full of sugars 02.11.18
Q10 makes type-2 diabetics healthier 01.11.18
The anabolic effect of GSK20881078: human study 31.10.18
Fit already? Become super fit, and you will live even longer 30.10.18
Tryptophan supplementation increases emotional intelligence 29.10.18
Simultaneous stimulation of the receptors for cold and nicotine causes fast fat loss 28.10.18
Mild dehydration raises cortisol levels in athletes 27.10.18
CinDura, Cell-Tech's secret weapon 26.10.18
Restaurant food makes you just as fat as fast food 25.10.18
The anticancer effect of lemon balm 24.10.18
Ketogenic diet may help prevent dementia 23.10.18
What kind of anabolic steroid is methyldiazirinol? 22.10.18
N-3 fatty acids increase chance of successful aging 21.10.18
Algae and mushrooms not a full alternative for vitamin B12 supplements 20.10.18
French study: the human race has peaked 19.10.18
Q10 may protect cartilage in the spine against decay 18.10.18
There is something wrong with designersteroid 6a-chloro-androst-4-en-17b-ol-3-one 17.10.18
After twenty years of type-2 diabetes, patients no longer need insulin thanks to intermittent fasting 16.10.18
Fit athletes derive more benefit from testosterone boosters Cordyceps sinensis and Ganoderma lucidum 15.10.18
Matcha increases fat oxidation, reduces carbohydrate oxidation during moderate physical activity 14.10.18
Stims make bodybuilders and powerlifters with a traumatic past feel miserable 13.10.18
Carb binge after competition paralyzes bodybuilder 12.10.18
Pantethine tames allergy 11.10.18
Want to live longer? Eat lots of beans, nuts and fish, and avoid soft drinks 10.10.18
A few workouts per week eliminate the life-shortening effect of stress 09.10.18
Fisetin, the life-extender in cucumber, makes senescent cells disappear from the body 08.10.18
Little bit of physical activity protects the brain against hereditary form of Alzheimer's 07.10.18
Training your legs on the leg-press? Squats are better... 06.10.18
4 weeks of supplementation with keratin equals gaining 1 kilo of muscle 05.10.18
A few grams of galacto-oligosaccharides make your protein shake a better muscle builder 04.10.18
Quality of protein in whey isolate better than that of protein in whey concentrate 03.10.18
Early bird or night owl? In the higher echelons of sports it matters... 02.10.18
Green tea healthier and more effective on empty stomach 01.10.18
Withaferin-A counteracts obesity by increasing leptin sensitivity 30.09.18
Pantethine treatment reduces visceral fat and fatty liver 29.09.18
Physical activity and diet eliminate the fattening effect of PFASs 28.09.18
Megadose pantethine inhibits tumor growth 27.09.18
High-protein diet does not make your whey shake less anabolic 26.09.18
Vitamin B5 boosts immune system 25.09.18
Strength training lowers the fat percentage of children 24.09.18
House dust mite allergy? Running helps 23.09.18
The lifestyle that protects against diabetes: intensive exercise, cardiorespiratory fitness and few hours of sitting 22.09.18
Supplement with vitamin D protects martial artists against colds 21.09.18
It's possible: building muscles with wheat protein 20.09.18
Caffeine chewing gum works twice as fast as caffeine in pills or capsules 19.09.18
Kefir inhibits tumor growth: animal study 18.09.18
Anti-inflammatory diet allows smokers to live for years longer 17.09.18
Saffron, the universal mood booster 16.09.18
Older than 55? Yakult keeps your immune system strong 15.09.18
A straight posture makes difficult mental tasks easier 14.09.18
Turkey tail extract keeps skin young 13.09.18
Slimming without effort? Breakfast later, dine earlier 12.09.18
Garlic, an unlikely beautyceutical 11.09.18
Calculate fat percentage using height and waist circumference 10.09.18
Lab tests: 24 higenamine supplements 09.09.18
Spirulina gives you more energy 08.09.18
A glass of kefir per day increases muscle strength and endurance 07.09.18
Supplementation with these two mushrooms decimates the human papillomavirus 06.09.18
A lifestyle that simultaneously makes you leaner and fitter protects against cancer 05.09.18
Chlorella increases the effect of interval training 04.09.18
Meta-study: lower vitamin D levels, more excess weight 03.09.18
Humulus lupulus supplement combats depression, anxiety, and stress 02.09.18
Chlorella, the green life extender 01.09.18
Full body workout is a teeny weeny bit more effective than a split routine 31.08.18
Homemade yogurt is the best source of probiotics 30.08.18
More anabolic steroids, more sexual problems 29.08.18
Dreams are a measure of mental health 28.08.18
Kombucha, the controversial life-extender 27.08.18
Laxogenin reduces fat percentage, hydroxy-laxogenin increases muscle mass 26.08.18
Green neighborhood lowers breast cancer risk 25.08.18
Small amount of caffeine gives strength athlete better grip on weights 24.08.18
Does Grape Seed Extract protect your heart and blood vessels when you're on steroids? 23.08.18
Sleep deprivation causes 'social leprosy' 22.08.18
Plant based low carb diet is healthy, animal low-carb diet is not 21.08.18
Animal study: luteolin lowers estradiol level 20.08.18
Glycine rejuvenates old cells 19.08.18
Inhaling essential oils after workout speeds recovery and improves performance 18.08.18
Sauna makes fit people even healthier 17.08.18
Betaine supplement makes strength athlete on diet lose more body fat 16.08.18
Coffee ingredient chlorogenic acid blocks insulin's pro-aging effect 15.08.18
Healthy blood vessels, strong muscles 14.08.18
Ginseng steroid Rg1 rejuvenates athletes' muscles 13.08.18
Schoolchildren's brains work better after two glasses of water 12.08.18
The ginseng steroid Rg1 makes humans fitter 11.08.18
How ginger banishes bad breath 10.08.18
Astragalus membranaceus reduces hay fever 09.08.18
Cissus quadrangularis as a herbal weight loss aid: minus 7 kilos in 2 months 08.08.18
An active lifestyle doubles the chance that you will still be perfectly healthy 10 years from now 07.08.18
Lycopene lowers blood pressure 06.08.18
Aronia delays aging of heart and blood vessels 05.08.18