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Artificial Sweetener Smackdown

by Denis Faye | September 26, 2014
Filed Under: Studies A Go-Go

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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Dopey study proves nothing about the benefits of eating one meal a day

by Denis Faye | December 2, 2013
Filed Under: Studies A Go-Go

I’m a big advocate of eating a series of smaller, balanced meals each day. It helps you better absorb nutrients and it keeps blood sugar steady. That said, I’m a flexible guy and I understand that sometimes science pro

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Exercise: Fat Buster or Fat Waste of Time?

by Denis Faye | January 20, 2012
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I am often flummoxed by “experts” who claim exercise has no influence on weight loss. Case in point, Gary Taubes writing in the New York Times a few years ago: Let’s say we go to the gym and burn off 3,500 calories e

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Carb Fasting Fantasy Study?

by Denis Faye | December 21, 2011
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Happy hump day, Nerd Herd! There’s been a request at The Real Fitness Nerd HQ to have a looky-loo at a diet comparison presented this month at the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium: (British researcher Michelle H

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Saturated Fat? Attack!

by Denis Faye | October 7, 2011
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In the last few years, a number of “experts” have become quite vocal with the notion that saturated fat isn’t bad for you. They drive me a little nuts, to be honest, because they all fall back on the same three,

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Switching your genes won’t help you fit in your jeans.

by Denis Faye | May 16, 2011
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In one of the more subtly surreal news stories I’ve read in recent months, Reuters reported yesterday that researchers have uncovered a “master gene” in body fat that regulates other genes associated with obesity

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The Friday News Fiesta!

by Denis Faye | April 1, 2011
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To be honest, I’m a little nervous about posting today. I’ve been burned in the past by bogus April Fools studies. One of the downfalls of writing a blog that mocks idiocy is that the tables can turn very quickly and t

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Can’t fit in your jeans? Blame your genes!

by Denis Faye | February 28, 2011
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Hooray! Science has uncovered yet another scapegoat for what a fat, lazy society we’ve become. No, it’s not a new kind of corn-based sweetener and no, McDonald’s hasn’t finally started triple-sizing their m

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Fighting diabetes: good. Justifying obesity: bad

by Denis Faye | December 29, 2010
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Hold on tight, Nerd Herd. I’m going all cuttin’ edge today with a study from the journal Nature Medicine regarding a hormone called adiponectin that could potentially prevent cell suicide. This, in turn, could have an

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News flash! The best way to avoid diabetes is to avoid things that cause diabetes!

by Denis Faye | October 29, 2009
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The following seems so obvious to me, but it’s health and fitness news, so I guess I should report on it. An ongoing government-sponsored study has determined that proper diet and exercise are far better at warding off type

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