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A look inside muscle dysmorphia

A look inside muscle dysmorphia: When BIG just ain't cutting it

When BIG just ain’t cutting it It is a disease of the mind, a delusion held by a growing number of males that they just ain’t big enough. It is known by many names – reverse anorexia nervosa, bigorexia, muscle dysmorphia (MD) or the Adonis complex – which all mean ...

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Students given potentially lethal dose of caffeine

Two sports science students in England were left fighting for their lives after taking enough caffeine for 300 cups of coffee in a botched university experiment.

Two sports science students in England were left fighting for their lives after taking enough caffeine for 300 cups of coffee in a botched university experiment. The Northumbria University has been fined £400,000 for the incident in March 2015 which caused students Alex Rossetto and Luke Parkin to be rushed ...

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Energy drink blamed for death of teen

Monster Energy is being sued following the death of an American teenager in 2015.

Monster Energy is being sued following the death of an American teenager in 2015. The father of 19-year-old Dustin Hood is saying the company’s flagship drink caused his son’s fatal cardiac arrhythmia. He has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages. According to the lawsuit, Hood drank three-and-a-half of the large ...

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Strength training improves flexibility

Researchers believe strength training is surprisingly effective to improve flexibility in the long term.

Researchers believe strength training is surprisingly effective to improve flexibility in the long term. In a study, conducted by researcher Alam Saraiva and colleagues, the effects of two different strength training regimens were tested in elite athletes as part of a series of upper and lower body flexibility measurements. The ...

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Exercise boosts test levels

Fatigue, decreased sex drive and decreases in muscle and bone mass are some of the common symptoms of low testosterone in men.

Japanese researchers discovered that a combination of diet and exercise was effective to boost testosterone levels significantly in overweight men during a study conducted over a period of 12 weeks. According to lead researcher Hiroshi Kumagai of the Tsukuba University in Japan it seems as if an increase in physical ...

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Exercise-releasing hormone irisin helps to shed fat

Researchers based at the University of Florida in the United States have learned more about how a hormone called irisin helps convert calorie-storing white fat cells into brown fat cells that burn energy. “We used human fat tissue cultures to prove that irisin has a positive effect by turning white ...

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Ice water can help during exertion

Man sweating

American researchers at the University of Montana have investigated the relationship between fluid volume and temperature during exercise as part of a study published in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. According to lead investigator Brent C. Ruby, PhD, it should be obvious that as the temperature rises, so does the body’s ...

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Don’t lift in anger

Blowing off some steam in the gym through exercise could triple the risk of a heart attack within the hour, scientists say.

Blowing off some steam in the gym through exercise could triple the risk of a heart attack within the hour, scientists say. According to a worldwide study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, being extremely upset or angry more than doubles the risk of a heart attack within ...

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Genetic impact of training

Bodybuilders and strength athletes have known for a long time that endurance training in conjunction with lifting weights is beneficial to their health and wellbeing.

Bodybuilders and strength athletes have known for a long time that endurance training in conjunction with lifting weights is beneficial to their health and wellbeing. Now in an attempt to investigate how this works on a molecular level researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden analysed RNA, the molecular copies ...

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