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Here is The Roundup, Edition 28, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past You might want to stand up for this one: yet another study suggests that a single bout of exercise alone is not enough to mitigate the harmful effects of too much sitting. This particular study used healthy, normal weight adults and put them through one of three experimental conditions: continuous sitting for… Read More

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 27, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past A new study has found that the number of salivary amylase gene copies appears to be strongly associated with obesity risk in humans. Those who had less than four copies of the AMY1 gene, which is fairly common, were at 8 times higher risk for obesity than those with more than nine… Read More

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 26, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past On Monday, The New York Times reviewed a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists, which found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events. The lead researcher suggested that it is refined carbs, and not dietary fat, that is the heavy hitter… Read More

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 25, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Lactase persistence is a common genetic trait in many worldwide populations that allows them to consume dairy as a significant and health-promoting component of their traditional diets. An ancient DNA analysis has revealed a high frequency of European lactase persistence earlier than previously believed, reaching over 70% of the population by the… Read More

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 24, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Recently, a blog called SuppVersity explained that overtraining is a real phenomenon, and that it leads to significant changes in muscle hormones and proteins. The author explains how during the early phases, sympathetic overtraining may feel like being overstimulated, which leads to serious fatigue, episodes of hypoglycemia during (and after) exercise, and… Read More

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 23, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Recent research has found that there is no reason to replace fructose with glucose when portion sizes and calories are the same. While the two types of sweeteners have different effects on blood sugar, lipid production, and insulin release, the net effect of both sweeteners is the same. One of the study’s… Read More