Category Archives: Reviews

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

Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Diets, Protein, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Protein, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Can excess protein be stored as body fat?

Introduction It’s not uncommon to hear claims that dietary protein eaten in excess of some arbitrary number will be stored as body fat. Even those who are supposed to be reputable sources for nutrition information propagate this dogma. These claims … Continue reading

Posted in Diets, Protein, Reviews | Tagged , | 17 Comments

Red meat: back on the chopping block

Introduction In a recent article published last week in the prestigious Nature Medicine journal [1], researchers presented novel data on the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease (CVD), arguing that it’s not the saturated fat (SFA) or cholesterol in your red meat … Continue reading

Posted in Diets, Misc., Protein, Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Protein supplementation and resistance training: worthwhile or worthless? – ARTICLE REVIEW

Muscle performance, size, and safety responses after eight weeks of resistance training and protein supplementation: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial Walter AA, Herda TJ, Costa PB, Ryan ED, Stout JR, Cramer JT. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2013, … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | 9 Comments

An objective look at L-carnitine supplementation for fat-loss and enhanced performance

Opening Comments Over the past 25-plus years carnitine has received a lot of attention, both from researchers and supplement companies alike. Indeed, both camps are interested in carnitine’s role in fat metabolism; however, it is for two very different reasons. … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Supplements | 9 Comments