Fitness Factoids: Volume 29
Arginine Improves Glucose Metabolism
A new study conducted by the University of Copenhagen has found that the amino acid l-arginine is as effective at improving glucose metabolism as prescription diabetes medication. For the study, researchers tested effects of arginine’s ability to regulate glucose metabolism in both lean (insulin sensitive) and obese (insulin resistant) mice. Both groups of mice were given a glucose tolerance test, a test that measures the body’s ability to remove glucose from the blood over time.
Fitness Factoids: Volume 28
Violent Behavior Tied to Nutritional Deficiencies
A new study that was released in the Spring 2013 issue of the journal Wise Traditions is making the case that nutritional deficiencies may be the cause of increased violence among teens. According to the study, deficiencies of the vitamins A, K, D, B1, B3, B6, B12, and folate – in addition to mineral deficiencies of iodine, potassium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, and manganese – are contributing to mental illness and violence.
Fitness Factoids: Volume 27
Broccoli May Help Prevent Arthritis
A new study conducted by the University of Anglia suggests that eating broccoli may have a preventative effect against developing arthritis. Researchers isolated a compound in broccoli known as sulphoraphane and fed it to two groups of mice. Group one ate a diet high in sulphoraphane; while group two’s diet contained significantly less of the compound.
Fitness Factoids: Volume 26
Whey Protein May Protect Against Prostate Cancer
Research conducted by Ohio State University suggests that whey protein may have a protective effect on prostate cancer. Researchers treated two groups of prostate cancer cells with solutions of whey protein for 48 hours
Fitness Factoids: Volume 25
Toxin Found in US Rice Causes Genetic Damage
Rice is a dietary staple in a number of cultures throughout the world, and the bodybuilding sub-culture is certainly no exception. However, a recent study conducted by the University of Manchester and the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology has released information that might make you want to reconsider the amount of rice in your diet.
Fitness Factoids: Volume 24
Marijuana May Lower The Risk Of Diabetes
New research published in the American Journal of Medicine has found that marijuana may have a number of health benefits that haven’t been previously explored. The latest research was conducted by a team at the Harvard Medical School who found that marijuana appears to have the ability to control blood sugar.
Fitness Factoids: Volume #23
Electronic Devices May Disrupt Healthy Sleep Patterns
One of the most critical, yet often overlooked, aspects of maximizing your health and your physique is getting enough rest. Scientists at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that using bright screens such those from our laptops, tablets, and cell phones can suppress the natural production of melatonin in the body.
Fitness Factoids: Volume 22
Portable Sensor Able to Detect When The Body Is Burning Fat
How much stress would be relieved during contest prep if you were able to determine exactly when your body is, and is not, burning fat? A new device is in the process of being developed that will have the ability to tell you immediately when your body is burning fat.