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The more vitamin D in your body, the younger your DNA is, researchers at the London School of Medicine suggest in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Higher levels of the vitamin D metabolite 25-hydroxyvitamin D may be correlated with longer telomeres in the genome.

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Large amounts of coffee are not good for the heart and blood vessels, but drinking just a couple of cups a day reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Epidemiologists have known this for a few years. But how moderate coffee intake protects the heart was not known. Until now.

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Even if strength athletes don’t squeeze all the reps possible out of their sets they can still give their muscles the growth stimulus they need, and build up strength and muscle mass. Danish sports scientists at the National Research Center for the Working Environment came to this conclusion after doing a study in which 15 untrained women were the test subjects.

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Mexican doctors managed to repair a bodybuilder’s damaged liver using the bile acid ursodeoxycholic acid, UDCA for short. UDCA is a cholesterol regulator that humans manufacture in small quantities in the body.

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A dose of salbutamol – the active ingredient in medicines for asthma such as Ventolin – doesn’t increase the total amount of energy you use during a cardio training session by much, but it does change where you get the energy from. According to a study by sports scientists at the Université d’Orléans, athletes burn more fat if they cycle with a salbutamol capsule in their system.

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A daily dose of 1 – 1.5 g vitamin C [structural formula shown below] may protect steroids users against prostate cancer. Lower doses may protect the prostate of non-users, conclude researchers at Seoul National University College of Medicine after doing tests on rats. Their article will be published soon in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

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Creatine extends the healthy lifespan of mice by ten percent, according to researchers at the German National Research Center for Environment and Health in Neurobiology of Aging.

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Vitamin D not only plays a key role in maintaining bone strength, it also plays an important role in muscle growth. Because almost everyone suffers from a vitamin D deficiency, you’d expect that average people would gain strength if they took extra vitamin D. British sports scientists analysed data from 6 previously published studies and concluded that vitamin D supplementation does indeed boost muscle strength.

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Corticosteroids such as dexamethason and prednison are powerful anti-inflammatories, but they also cause muscles to atrophy – and that’s less good news. Should you ever need to use corticosteroids, it might be worth considering using HMB. According to researchers at Pusan National University in South Korea, HMB can reduce muscle atrophy caused by corticosteroids.

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Just like old people, elderly rats lose muscle mass because their bodies make less muscle protein. Researchers at INRA in France have discovered that anti-oxidants may be a way to do something about this. Elderly rats that get extra rutin [structural formula below], vitamin E, vitamin A, zinc and selenium in their food manufacture the same amount of muscle protein as young rats, according to INRA.

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Women diagnosed as having breast cancer are more likely to survive if they take large doses of vitamin C. And yes, they can take vitamin C in supplement form, Swedish nutritionists at the Karolinska Institutet concluded after carrying out a meta-study. Every 100 mg vitamin C that women with breast cancer consume daily reduces their chance of dying by a quarter, the researchers discovered.

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Men and women weight trainers manufacture more of the anabolic hormone IGF-1 in their muscle cells. If they take creatine as well, the production of IGF-1 in the muscles is even higher. Sports scientists at the Canadian St Francis Xavier University discovered this in an experiment they did with about forty healthy people in their twenties.

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In a somewhat older study researchers raised liquid levels in their test subjects and measured the effect on their metabolism. The subjects’ burned more fat and less proteins. It sounds impossible, but water is anabolic.

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Strength athletes can build up more strength by adding four light sets of squats or bench presses to their workout schedule. But it’ll only work if they use wraps to restrict the blood flow to their thighs or upper arms before performing the sets, write sports scientists from Emporia State University of Oklahoma in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

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Performing endurance sports reduces testosterone levels. [Eur J Appl Physiol. 2003 Apr;89(2):198-201.] This happens, for example, if you run for longer than 45 minutes. [Eur J Appl Physiol. 2005 Aug;94(5-6):505-13.] Pharmacologists at the BJ Govt Medical College in India did an animal study which seems to have uncovered a surprisingly simple way for endurance athletes to limit the reduction in their testosterone level: supplementation with vitamin C.

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The best non-medical cancer therapy is exercise, but we don’t know exactly how exercise protects against cancer. Molecular biologists at the University of New Mexico will soon publish in the International Journal of Cancer the results of a fundamental study that should change this situation.

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