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    Muscle weakness / wasting linked to poor mitochondrial function

    A study that once again illustrates the central principle of bioenergetics - structure and function cannot be separated. They are interdependent at every level. In this specific case, the "structural" pathology is muscle weakness and wasting (sarcopenia, cachexia, etc). Most doctors, when...
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    Pregnenolone (P5) Fully Prevents Testicular Atrophy Due To Steroid (ab)use Or High Estrogen

    I often get emails from bodybuilders, athletes and others who have used or currently use steroids and want to either protect themselves while using those steroids or want to recover after long-term usage. It is well-known that most performance enhancing steroids, including plain testosterone (T)...
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    Estrogen And Cortisol, Not Androgens, Suppress Immunity

    There is a very famous theory in reproductive biology still considered the dominant one in its field. Namely, males have to accept a trade-off between androgen levels and immunity. It is known as the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis (ICHH). Higher androgen levels, the theory goes, allow the...
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    Action Of Topical Thyroid Hormone Analogue In Reversing Glucocorticoid-induced Skin Atrophy

    Action of topical thyroid hormone analogue, triiodothyroacetic acid in reversing glucocorticoid-induced skin atrophy in humans. - PubMed - NCBI Abstract The present study concerns the effect of topical treatment with a cream formulation of triiodothyroacetic acid (TRIAC) in comparison with a...
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    FDA Approved First Drug Containing DHEA

    I knew it was coming, the evidence in favor of DHEA is just too strong to ignore and the pharma companies are desperate for something that works. The bad news is that the more drugs based on DHEA that appear the more reason and clout FDA acquires to eventually start controlling sales of DHEA...
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    Low-dose Glycine As A Treatment For Menopause, Osteoporosis, Obesity

    This study is a great find IMO but unfortunately it uses the elevations in blood levels of estrogen as a reason to label glycine as estrogenic, which is wrong. Just like progesterone, glycine can trigger release of estrogen from tissues/cells and this elevates the blood levels while lowering it...
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