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April 4, 2014
Why Do We Age?
A bacteria discovered on Easter Island may hold the key to the proverbial fountain of youth by producing rapamycin, which inhibits the engine-of-aging enzyme TOR.
November 12, 2012
Ergothioneine: A New Vitamin?
If the antioxidant amino acid ergothioneine does indeed turn out to be an essential nutrient, what are the best dietary sources?
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 15, 2012
Don’t Use Antiseptic Mouthwash
The natural flora on our tongue (lingual bacteria) is essential for the athletic performance-enhancing effect of the nitrates in vegetables such as beetroot.
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...
December 28, 2010
Mitochondrial Theory of Aging
The role of the detoxifying enzyme superoxide dismutase in staving off aging, cancer, and dementia and what we can do to boost its activity.
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.
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