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    Niacinamide increases aerobic capacity, muscle endurance in humans

    There has been a steady increase in human studies with vitamin B3 analogs over the last 3-5 years. Most of that human research is sponsored by the company ChromaDex, which sells a proprietary formulation of nicotinamide riboside (NR), despite its own studies demonstrating that niacinamide /...
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    Intense exercise causes mitochondrial damage even in elite athletes

    Hopefully, this post won't be interpreted as trying to bash exercise. Its goal is to simply draw attention to the fact that intense exercise can be detrimental even for elite athletes. While the damage the study observed was temporary, it is now known that (just like ionizing radiation) the...
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    CNN News - Running Lowers Testosterone In Males

    When news like this features on CNN, it is becoming obvious that something it not right with the official recommendations for regular (endurance) exercise as the best way to ward off CVD, cancer, brain diseases, osteoporosis, etc. The CNN piece also states that vitamin D supplements, weight...
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    Children Have More Energy And Recover Faster Than Elite Endurance Athletes

    While endurance exercise is hardly the healthiest form of physical activity, triathlon runners are known for their ability to quickly clear lactate out of the blood and metabolite it back into glucose. The ability to handle lactate is good metric of metabolic health and the pyruvate/lactate...
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    High Levels Of (endurance) Physical Activity Increase Risk Of CVD

    The study compared levels of physical activity (most often "endurance" exercise) and found that those in the highest titre have much higher risk of CVD compared to moderate or light activity. In light of the recent threads that starting and then stopping "endurance" exercise can make a person...
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    Optimal Dose Of Caffeine In Humans

    Many people on the forum and elsewhere take caffeine for its pro-metabolic and disease-preventing effects. However, caffeine can induce a stress response. This is especially true in people with poor glycogen stores, liver problems, and hypothyroidism in general. This study says that a human dose...
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    High Percentage Of Endurance Athletes Have Asthma

    In confirmation of Ray's stance against "aerobic" (endurance) exercise, this study showed that a very high percentage of top swimmers have confirmed asthma. The article also goes on to say that the asthma effects is seen on other endurance sports, further confirming Ray's views. What's stunning...
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    Having A Gut Free Of Germs Makes You Healthier And Leaner

    I know Ray has said he tries to keep his gut as germ-free as possible due to the beneficial effects on metabolism of having a clean gut. So, the overall conclusions of this study did not really come as a surprise to me. What is surprising to an extent, is that running endurance was highest in...