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If you a. are serious about wanting to live longer and b. don’t want to invest in a longevity strategy that might not pay off, you’ll be better off devoting your energy and money to increasing your vegetable intake, and leaving supplements alone. This is the conclusion we draw after reading the epidemiological study that researchers at University College London will publish soon in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

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Imagine: a deadly super-flu suddenly rears its head. There’s no vaccine available and the world population is decimated like in the old days. A kind of Spanish Flu. It’s not impossible that all those health freaks who take goji, the controversial super-food, are more likely to survive a nightmare epidemic than the sensible types who think goji berries are just a fashion fad.

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If you’re looking to lose a couple of pounds of fat, a high-protein diet is often the best option. But what’s the best kind of protein for weight loss? According to Scandinavian researchers, the best slimming proteins are found in shellfish. These contain relatively large amounts of taurine and glycine.

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A ‘phytochemical super-cocktail’ containing six natural compounds neutralises cancer cells in test tube experiments. A mixture of curcumin, resveratrol, genistein, indole-3-carbinol, C-phycocyanin and quercetin halts the growth of breast cancer cells, causes them to commit suicide and robs them of the ability to spread through the body, write researchers from Sultan Qaboos University in Oman in the Journal of Cancer.

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Supplements containing DHEA, the compound that changes into hormones like testosterone and estradiol in the body, do have an effect on body composition, but don’t expect those effects to be dramatic. This is the conclusion that endocrinologists at Maggiore-Bellaria Hospital in Bologna, Italy, draw from a meta-study in which they gathered data from 25 trials and re-analysed them.

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by Patrick Arnold ~ www.patrickarnoldblog.com

Researchers at the University of South Florida recently had some very exciting research published in the International Journal of Cancer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24615175 The research team was led by Dr. Dominic D’agostino, and the goal of the study was to examine the impact of supplemental ketones and ketone precursors on metastatic cancer in mice. The research has important implications on the treatment of cancer and also possibly on the prevention of cancer.

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The cheapest magnesium supplements contain magnesium oxide, which the body does not absorb well. They cost next to nothing at a drugstore, yet they can improve the quality of your sleep – and they don’t cause side effects. Researchers at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Teheran, Iran discovered this when they did an experiment on insomniac over-60s.

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Smoking is bad for pretty much everything, and that includes your muscles. Researchers at Nara Medical University in Japan made an interesting discovery for bodybuilders and other strength athletes who still smoke: supplementation with BCAAs can help counteract the negative effects that smoking has on muscles.

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Traditional healers in Eastern Europe have been giving drone milk to older men as an anti-aging remedy or aphrodisiac for centuries. It’s even possible that drone milk actually works, researchers at the University of Szeged in Hungary write in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology. According to their animal studies, drone milk has anabolic and androgenic properties.

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HMB Free Acid
Lose 5 kg fat, gain 7 kg lean body mass and add 13 kg to your top bench-press weight: this is what bodybuilders can expect if they train hard for 12 weeks and add a daily 3 g HMB Free Acid. If we can believe the article that American sports scientists are about to publish in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, HMB Free Acid works better than any anabolic steroid you care to think of.

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Curcumin, the principal bioactive substance in turmeric, protects the skeleton against degeneration once the natural secretion of bone-building hormones starts to decline. Researchers at Kyungpook National University in Korea draw this conclusion from an experiment they did with female rats that shouldn’t really have been able to produce estradiol any longer – but that somehow still managed to do so.

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Resveratrol – When you do strength training your muscle tissue is continuously extracting stem cells from your blood so that they can then grow into mature muscle cells. An Italian in-vitro study seems to suggest that resveratrol supplementation [structural formula on the right] speeds up this process.

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Watermelon could significantly reduce blood pressure in overweight individuals both at rest and while under stress. “The pressure on the aorta and on the heart decreased after consuming watermelon extract,” the small study concludes.

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Supplementation with Spirulina platensis probably has a protective effect against breast cancer in women. Researchers from Sultan Qaboos University in Oman write about this in the American Journal of Pathology. The researchers caused rats to develop breast cancer by injecting them with a carcinogenic compound, and then observed that spirulina supplementation reduced the chance of tumour formation by a factor of seven.

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If you eat a couple of large chunks of watermelon before a heavy training session today, you’ll have less problems with sore muscles tomorrow. According to nutritionists at the Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena in Spain, this is because watermelon is a high-quality source of L-citrulline.

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