Straight Talk on Health - Volume 4 - July-August 2015
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In this month’s Straight Talk on Health, I’ll cover these stories from the latest health news.
Nutrition: A recent study examined the research on whether there’s a relationship between fat intake and heart disease. The researchers broke the nutritional intake into saturated fat and trans fat, and then broke the trans fats into those produced in an industrial setting versus those produced by animals. It turns out all fats are not equal when it comes to their effect on our risk of heart disease.
Supplementation: Are men are becoming obsessed with their physical appearance these days? Do men use legal appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs at a psychological and physical cost to themselves? Two psychologists examined that issue in a recent paper.
Exercise: Women lose bone mass as they age, and it accelerates in their post-menopausal years. Will weight training help them hang on to their bone mineral content? Does supplementing with creatine help with the process? Researchers in Canada found some interesting results in a year-long study.
Weight loss: In a review study written by physicians, endocrinologists, and dieticians, the case is made for using a low-carbohydrate diet to treat diabetes and concurrently help with weight loss. The 12 points they make with supporting research may change the approach used for the past 50 years.
Whether you’re a healthcare professional, personal trainer, supplements marketer, or just someone who wants the straight talk on research, this month’s Straight Talk on Health is for you.