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If men with low testosterone levels want to increase the size of their testicles, then hCG will do the job. But if these same men want to boost their testosterone levels, they’ll achieve better effects with a testosterone gel, according to endocrinologists at the Gulhane School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey.

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We came across this article by accident: over twenty years old and a test tube study at that, but nevertheless interesting. The article reports French biologists’ discovery that testosterone-producing Leydig cells release more testosterone if you expose them to a compound which is also available on the market: S-adenosyl-methionine, the active ingredient in supplements such as SAM-e.

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Not all nutritionists are happy with the idea, but it does look as though a low-carb diet can be healthy. Take a look in our archives. But that low-carb diet must not contain too much saturated fatty acids, write researchers at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Longevity & Healthspan. The Brazilians did experiments on mice.

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It’s safe to take continuous not-too-high doses of creatine. Neurologists at the University of Munich conclude this from the longest-running, most comprehensive piece of research on the safety of creatine in humans published so far. The researchers gave their sixty-year-old test subjects – all suffering from Parkinson’s – four grams of creatine monohydrate for a period of two years.

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A few months ago a Norwegian-German research team published a study in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications about which in a quarter of a century we might say: this was the start of a new era in bodybuilding. The study suggests that the protein decorin plays a key role in muscle growth.

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The lower your body fat percentage, the more effective your testosterone-ester injections will be. Endocrinologists in Muenster, Germany, discovered this when doing research on hormone preparations for male contraceptives. Their article has been published in the Journal of Andrology.

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People who want to live as long as possible should eat about a pound a day of fruit and vegetables. Chinese and American nutritionists draw this conclusion in an article published in the British Medical Journal. The researchers gathered data from 16 big epidemiological studies and re-analysed them. They had data on 833234 people.

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A diet that is relatively high in fish fatty acids is not only healthy, but also ergogenic. It raises the concentration of the anabolic hormone IGF-1 in the blood, according to an animal study

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If you are physically very active, the chances are your genetic material is ten years younger than it would be if you spent your life as a couch potato, researchers at King’s College London conclude in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The British researchers measured the length of the telomeres in 2400 twins for whom they had determined how much physical activity they had had in the previous year.

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If you give mice two milligrams of Echinacea purpurea every day from adolescence onwards, the animals reach a greater age, researchers at McGill University in Canada discovered. Especially during middle age, which is when mice and humans usually become more susceptible to cancer, this plant supplement reduces mortality.

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For a few days now we, the unworldly compilers of this free web blog, have been immersed in studies on the effect of fatty acid composition in the diet on muscle tissue and body fat. Recently we wrote about a human study which has shown that a high intake of omega-6 fatty acids inhibits fat accumulation and boosts muscle increase. Today we read that all plant-based polyunsaturated fatty acids probably have this effect.

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If elderly people took ginkgo daily their chances of death would decrease, researchers from the French Université de Bordeaux found when they followed a group of 3500 elderly people for a period of 13 years. The researchers were looking for the effects of medication against dementia.

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Even if you only do a very small amount of weight training you increase your fat burning – not while youre training, but when you rest. American sports scientists have shown this for the first time in a study on the long-term effects of weight training. The results of their research have been published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

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Imagine your body being able to take up more oxygen, and burn less sugar and more fat. According to a study done at the University of Innsbruck in 2005, this is the effect of L-arginine-L-aspartate supplementation. Just what the endurance athlete needs.

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If you gain weight, the kind of fat in your diet partly determines the amount of fat and the amount of muscle in your newfound kilograms. The unsaturated fatty acids in sunflower oil stimulate the growth of muscle; the saturated fatty acids in palm oil – found in many processed foods – lead to an increase the amount of fat. Researchers at the University of Uppsala in Sweden report on this in Diabetes.

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The best way to develop more strength in your arms is to train them together with a large muscle groups such as the legs. This theory was put forward by sports scientists at Odense University, Denmark, in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. Training large muscle groups results in anabolic hormone peaks that the smaller muscle groups also benefit from.

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Researchers at Harvard Medical School have found a stimulant that is related to DMAA in a dozen supplements. The stuff is called 1,3-dimethylbutylamine and was also found in Dedicated’s sports supplement Unstoppable by the Dutch RIVM research institute. [eigenkracht.nl 18 Augustust 2014] How safe the substance is has never been examined.

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Broken your arm recently? Has an injury stopped you from training for a while? Or just no time to train? If you’re worried about losing muscle bulk and strength during a period of inactivity, then the sports scientists at St Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish, Canada have the answer for you: take creatine [chemical structure below] while you can’t train.

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