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Dr. Rick Cohen
Strength training is more effective than aerobic exercise

Strength training is more effective than aerobic exercise

Strength training is more effective than aerobic exercise for improving glycaemic control and body composition in people with normal-weight type 2 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial Strength training is often perceived by the general population as primarily aimed at muscle building, while endurance training is typically associated with fat loss and overall health benefits. However, a 2015 meta-analysis revealed that when comparing exercise duration, strength training surpasses endurance training and a combination of both in terms of effectiveness not only for muscle growth but also for fat loss and various health markers.  This makes sense as there are also many studies...

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Dr. Rick Cohen
Understanding Serum Ferritin by Chris Masterjohn PHD

Understanding Serum Ferritin by Chris Masterjohn PHD

Understanding Serum Ferritin by Chris Masterjohn PHD The overall upshot of the article is that there are various misconceptions surrounding serum ferritin levels and their interpretation. The article highlights that high serum ferritin levels don't always indicate iron overload and low levels don't always signify deficiency. This is not what we have been taught! This is why the author emphasizes the importance of understanding the context behind ferritin levels, such as inflammation, liver health, and genetic factors. In the future, we should argue for a more nuanced approach to interpreting ferritin levels to avoid misdiagnoses and unnecessary treatments. This is...

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Dr. Rick Cohen
Why your diet is very important for health, performance, and longevity. You are what you eat

Why your diet is very important for health, performance, and longevity. You are what you eat

Why your diet is very important for health, performance, and longevity. The over all upshot of the article is that what is considered health for you or good for you and what people to tell you to do that is good or healthy for you is always changing and usually always end up being proved wrong, or at least, mostly wrong and harmful instead. Most doctors are not focused on nutrition nor are most doctors even taught nutrition properly. It's easy to think what you eat does not matter all that much, but the surmounting evidence against this shows. Take...

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Dr. Rick Cohen
Women and Weight Loss: Why Even the Fittest Female Athletes Sometimes Struggle to Stay Slim

Women and Weight Loss: Why Even the Fittest Female Athletes Sometimes Struggle to Stay Slim

Women and Weight Loss: Why Even the Fittest Female Athletes Sometimes Struggle to Stay Slim The overall upshot of this article is that it may not be your fault for weight and fat loss problems. The REAL problem can be deep inside your physiology, somewhere havoc is being unleashed. But don't worry, there's a simple solution.  If you’re a dedicated female athlete who tends to carry a few extra pounds or simply can't slim down despite regular, strenuous exercise, don’t despair.  There is an explanation—and a solution.     Thanks to recent research, more information is available on the intricate nature...

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