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May 2, 2012
When Meat Can Be a Lifesaver
There are rare birth defects in which the inability to produce certain compounds requires an exogenous source. Presented here is a case report of a boy with a mutation in his carnitine transport...
February 16, 2012
Out of the Lab Onto the Track
Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover studies convinced the scientific establishment that nitrate-rich vegetables such as beets could noticeably improve athletic performance.
February 14, 2012
Priming the Proton Pump
To understand how beets could reduce the oxygen cost of exercise while improving athletic performance, one must review the biochemistry of energy production (ATP synthase) and the body's conversion...
February 13, 2012
Doping With Beet Juice
Beets found to significantly improve athletic performance while reducing oxygen needs, upsetting a fundamental tenet of sports physiology.
December 22, 2010
Is Peanut Butter Good for You?
An update on the healthfulness of nut consumption and whether the cardiovascular benefits extend to peanut butter.
November 12, 2010
Gut Flora & Obesity
How one may be able to modify one's own gut flora to facilitate weight loss.
October 20, 2009
How to Upregulate Metabolism
A biochemical clue as to why vegetarians tend to be significantly slimmer than the rest of the population.
October 8, 2008
The Best Nut
Which type of nut has the highest antioxidant content?
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