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Is extreme endurance training and competitions like marathons healthy?

No one can dispute that regular exercise is beneficial, but sometimes we tend to think that more is better.

The reviewed research investigated the effects of training for, and the participation in endurance competitions like marathon ultra-marathon, Iron-man distance triathlons and very long-distance bicycle racing (Patil HR,,2012).

In veteran extreme endurance athletes the [...]

Deep-fried food and the risk of prostate cancer

The study referred here investigated if deep-fried food may increase the risk of prostate cancer (Stott-Miller M,,2013).

Other research suggests that high-heat cooking may increase the risk of prostate cancer possibly because of the formation of carcinogens.

The researchers found a positive association with prostate cancer risk for people that ate french fries, [...]

Suprising benefit of walnuts

Research has documented that walnuts improve cardiovascular risk factors.

The reviewed research investigated if walnuts may affect the risk of diabetes (Pan A.,,2013). 58.063 women aged 52 -77 years and also 79.893 women aged 35-52 years were followed over ten years. None of the women had Diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer at the start [...]

More evidence why interval training is better

There has been a lot of research in the last few years on the benefits of interval training. The reviewed study compared interval walking with regular walking (Karstoft K, et. al.,2013).

The participants were people with Type II Diabetes. One group completed 60 minutes of continuous walking. The other group completed interval walking, alternating [...]

Eggs, heart disease, and stroke

Eggs have had a bad reputation. Many people have been afraid of eating eggs due to high cholesterol.

This has been going on for years, but is there really any evidence that eggs can cause heart disease?

This is what the researchers of the reviewed article wanted to find out (Rong Y,et al.,2013). They [...]

Protect your skin with green tea

Most people believe that drinking green tea is a healthy habit. Still the results from the reviewed research may be surprising (Rhodes LE.,et al.,2013).

The participants were women, ranging between the ages of 29 to 59 years old. Their buttock skin were exposed to UV radiations. For 12 weeks, the inflammatory response was measured [...]

Surprising findings related to meat consumption

Quite a few studies have been published on the consumption of red meat and the increased risk for heart disease and stroke. The reviewed research is interesting because it investigated the risk of diabetes and meat consumption (Feskens E J, et al,2013).

We are used to thinking that red meat may not be the [...]