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Study finds mislabeling in online drug trade

In a new study researchers tested 44 products marketed as non-steroidal selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) and found that only about half contained ingredients advertised on the labels. “Our findings show that people should be extremely careful about using these unapproved drugs purchased over the internet not only because these ...

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Gym can boost your willpower

Exercise may be a simple if unexpected way to increase our willpower and help us avoid making impulsive choices that we will later regret. A lack of self-control can often contribute to problems like weight gain, depression and even addiction. Given these effects, scientists have been interested in finding ways ...

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How to save muscle while dieting

Combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) could be a solution for reducing weight regain after weight loss. “Eighty percent of people who lose weight by dieting gain all of it back in a four- to five-year period,” says University of Alabama researcher Eric Plaisance who was involved ...

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Exercise curbs depression

Lifting weights just one hour a week can curb symptoms of depression. According to a new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry researchers found that adults who exercised at least an hour a week had success in staving off depressive symptoms. “We’ve known for some time that exercise ...

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A link between sugar and cancer

A nine-year research project has led to a breakthrough in cancer research. Researchers have determined how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth. The new study, published in leading academic journal Nature Communications, clarifies the link between sugar and cancer. According ...

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USN’s Creatine HCL – A must-have!

Creatine monohydrate has been a staple in the cupboard of countless bodybuilders over the years. Creatine represents an endogenous amino acid produced in the body and can be obtained through dietary sources such as fish and meat but only in small amounts. Taking creatine as an ergogenic aid can give ...

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List of banned substances for 2018

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released a list of prohibited substances which will go into effect on 1 January 2018. The list designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition; and, which substances are banned in particular sports. According to WADA President Craig Reedie the list ...

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Adjustable dumbbells: Versatile and easy to use

There are two main types of adjustable dumbbells on the market: Traditional adjustable dumbbells come with a bar, weight plates and collars to fasten the weights to the bar. You remove the weight plates by taking off the spin on collar, pulling the weight plates off and then sliding new ...

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Missing breakfast can lead to poor health

Skipping the most important meal of your day can lead to health risks. “People who regularly skip breakfast likely have an overall unhealthy lifestyle,” said Valentin Fuster, lead author of a new study which was recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. While studies in the ...

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The cardio versus weights debate

Researchers recently measured weight lifting versus cardiovascular exercise to determine which was best for weight loss. They found that cardio burns more calories and is best for reducing fat mass but excessive cardio can lead to a loss in muscle. Not a good thing when you are a bodybuilder! On the ...

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