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Studies A Go-Go

Red wine for weight loss? You talkin’ to me?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | February 10, 2015

There’s nothing more chilling than watching a bunch of public relations pimps go all Harvey Keitel on a sweet, innocent Jodie Foster of a scientific study. It seriously makes me want to shave myself a mohawk, pack some hea

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New Fasting Study Not So Fastinating

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | December 10, 2014

When people ask me about fasting–intermittent or other–I quote my friend Fred Nietzche who once said “Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker.” When they look at me like I’ve lost my marbles, I

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Is working out for weight loss a waste of time?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | November 13, 2014

The New York Times took a swipe at exercise yesterday, claiming that it “may not” be effective in weight loss. The accusation, featured in the paper’s Well blog, stems from a recent study in The Journal of Str

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Study confirms Americans eat crap, yet probably have a hard time taking one

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | October 30, 2014

Americans consume too many calories. We all know that. But a new study out of the University of Illinois shows that our diets may also be dreadfully low in several key nutrients. In other words, we got quantity down, but quality?

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Do Crash Diets Get The Green Light?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | October 17, 2014

If you’re willing to swallow a new study from Down Under, it looks like “crash diet” is no longer a dirty word. (Technically, it’s two words, but you get my point.) Researchers at the University of Melbour

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Artificial Sweetener Smackdown

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | September 26, 2014

Although I’m a man of science—or at least a sciency man-child—my dislike of artificial sweeteners has always defied logic. Sure, the government considers them “Generally Recognized as Safe”, but as saccharin’s

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Getting wishy washy about breakfast!

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | September 8, 2014

Ever since civilization entered beta testing, we’ve been pondering certain fitness and nutrition questions. If I drink just a little more of this fermented fruit juice, what could possibly go wrong? Does this animal skin/to

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Study: Tetris reduces food cravings. But does it work with Candy Crush?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | July 30, 2014

Next time you’re hankering for a hunk of cheese, reach for your joystick instead. A recent study in the journal Appetite instructed people to play a game of Tetris every time they had a craving. The study was set up so tha

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Study says organic produce has more antioxidants! Um, so what?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | July 16, 2014

The words “antioxidants” and “organic” seem to hog plenty o’ headlines nowadays. The only thing is, for all the print space (or pixel space) they take up, does anyone really know if they’re g

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Auto-Cannibal Dieting: Eat yourself thin, literally

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | July 9, 2014

I like to fantasize that people read my blog and follow the nutrition plans I create because, like OMG, good food is totally awesome! Seriously, you don’t care about building muscle, dropping a few el bees, hammering w

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