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  • When Meat Can Be a Lifesaver
    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...
  • Out of the Lab Onto the Track
    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.
  • Priming the Proton Pump
    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...
  • Doping With Beet Juice
    Doping With Beet Juice
    Beets found to significantly improve athletic performance while reducing oxygen needs, upsetting a fundamental tenet of sports physiology.
  • Is Peanut Butter Good for You?
    Is Peanut Butter Good for You?
    An update on the healthfulness of nut consumption and whether the cardiovascular benefits extend to peanut butter.
  • Gut Flora & Obesity
    Gut Flora & Obesity
    How one may be able to modify one's own gut flora to facilitate weight loss.
  • How to Upregulate Metabolism
    How to Upregulate Metabolism
    A biochemical clue as to why vegetarians tend to be significantly slimmer than the rest of the population.
  • The Best Nut
    The Best Nut
    Which type of nut has the highest antioxidant content?
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