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Can excess protein get stored as body fat? Pt. 3

Introduction Today I (briefly) bring you yet another study looking at the effects of higher protein intakes on body composition. And by higher intakes, I mean consuming protein at levels >3g/kg of bodyweight (1.3g/lb for those not metrically inclined). By … Continue reading

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Why weight loss diets work and fail: understanding the energy balance equation

Introduction Today I want to talk about weight loss: more specifically, how someone loses weight. Given the recent congressional hearings regarding Dr. Oz and his outrageous weight loss claims – not to mention the myriad other diets and diet books … Continue reading

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Can excess protein get stored as bodyfat? Pt. 2

Introduction & background Today’s post will be short and sweet. Previously I covered the topic of excess protein being converted to fatty acids and contributing to fat gain (found here, here and here; this was a rather popular one). In … Continue reading

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Protein: is it really as bad as they say it is?

Introduction & background Early last March a provocative study published by Levine et al. [1] in the prestigious Cell Metabolism has really shaken up the nutritional science world ever since one of the authors of the study suggested that eating … Continue reading

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The Great Cholesterol Consensus, Pt. 3

“Polyunsaturated fats can help reduce the cholesterol levels in your blood and lower your risk of heart disease.” – American Heart Association Introduction Today we will be wrapping up, at least for now, my series on cholesterol, saturated fat, and coronary … Continue reading

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The Great Cholesterol Consensus: a long overdue Pt. 2

Introduction In lieu of “American Heart Month” and the American Heart Association’s (AHA) campaign to “Go Red” – in support of women preventing heart disease and living longer, healthier lives – I thought it would be apropos to (finally) post … Continue reading

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The Great Cholesterol Consensus, Pt. 1

“Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach … Continue reading

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