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  1. Have the actual link to the study ?
  2. Here is a recent paper which takes a critical look at periodization. https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Abstract/publishahead/The_Basics_of_Training_for_Muscle_Size_and.96471.aspx The Basics of Training for Muscle Size and Strength The periodization of resistance exercise is often touted as the most effective strategy for optimizing muscle size and strength adaptations. This narrative persists despite a lack of experimental evidence to demonstrate its superiority. In addition, the general adaptation syndrome, which provides the theoretical framework underlying periodization, does not appear to provide a strong physiological rationale that periodization is necessary. Hans Selye conducted a series of rodent studies which used toxic stressors to facilitate the development of the general adaptation syndrome. To our knowledge, normal exercise in humans has never been shown to produce a general adaptation syndrome. We question whether there is any physiological rationale that a periodized training approach would facilitate greater adaptations compared to non-periodized approaches employing progressive overload. The purpose of this paper is to briefly review currently debated topics within strength and conditioning and provide some practical insight regarding the implications these re-evaluations of the literature may have for resistance exercise and periodization. In addition, we provide some suggestions for the continued advancement within the field of strength and conditioning.
  3. I think the whole COI is just exaggerated here. And it is especially concerning when most of the researchers repeatedly bringing it up ( Harvard researchers) have a lot of COI's. Since they couldn't critique the actual analysis, they are just going after the COI part.
  4. The same group had said the same thing about sugars too in 2016. About vegetables & fruits, I had the same question too. Even Trans fats. Saying we supported similar questions using a below par methodology, and hence we should continue to do so is not a real criticism of methodology. The methodology used is well accepted, even used by Cochrane. Also, measuring what we eat is a lot different than measuring physical activity and inactivity. Also, lot of recent research use objective measures of activity and inacticvity using accelerometers. For food intake, we don't have any objective measures, so far. Don't know much about air pollution and passive smoking. CNN had a good article summarizing researchers from both sides: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/30/health/red-meat-low-quality-evidence-controversy-wellness/index.html
  5. Annals of Internal Medicine published 5 systematic reviews today that looked at the impact of unprocessed red meat and processed meat consumption on health outcomes (heart health, mortality & cancer). This is the most comprehensive review on the topic of read meat and processed meat. Unlike previous reviews, they assessed the risk of bias, how certain we are of the evidence, and the magnitude of effect. You must be familiar with these if you have read my articles. Based on these 5 reviews, a panel of 14 members, including 3 community members, from 7 countries (had strict criteria concerning conflicts of interest) voted on the final recommendations that adults continue current unprocessed red meat consumption (weak recommendation, low-certainty evidence). Similarly, the panel suggests adults continue current processed meat consumption (weak recommendation, low-certainty evidence). Remember, the risk is the same as previous evidence. But they downgraded the evidence due to the low quality and small effect sizes. And hence opted for "weak recommendation". https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2752328/unprocessed-red-meat-processed-meat-consumption-dietary-guideline-recommendations-from And now this is what I call breaking news. I know a few folks here would be love this
  6. anoopbal

    Keto Diet

    yea.I think people tend to be more active and have less appetite with LC. But here both were tightly controlled. And this is the problem with studies. The more we worry about internal validity, the less the study becomes externally valid.
  7. anoopbal

    Keto Diet

    That's on a higher protein diet like bodybuilders like to eat. . Here the protein was kept the same on both diets and fat was increased. And this is what typically happens on a low carb diet. A higher protein diet is hard for most people and expensive. Protein here was like 5%. Also the increase in loss of FFM is partly because of the lack of sufficient protein and carbs ( carbs are protein sparing). The kicker in this study is "Despite rapid, substantial in daily insulin secretion after introducing the KD, we observed a slowing of body fat loss". The problem with all this highly-controlled study is that it soon loses external validity. Participants weren't free to move around. During low carb, people tend to move around more, but here that was restricted. KD diet was entred after the baseline diet where people lost weight and that could have slowed weight loss int he KD. Also, people had to eat the same amount of calorie no matter what their appetite. I guess the most important point about the study is that the insulin model of obesity was not supported. Insulin was decreased to almost 50% and still fat loss slowed! In fact, Gary Taubes organization sponsored this study, but they had disagreements I hear. K Hall is current;y conducting a similar study with a randomized design without some of the above limitations.
  8. It works. Check this study in NEJM: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1308659. But they didn't compare it with CPAP, just used it on people who had trouble using CPAP. And here is some registry data: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29557280
  9. I just heard this on radio about this implantable device for sleep apnea. Basically, it works by electrical stimulation to the airway muscles.Thought I would post here. https://www.inspiresleep.com/
  10. I would like to say there is no way to study adverse effects unless you use an observational studies. Nobody is going to sign-up for a study on mortality or cancer using an experimental design! Remember smoking studies were still observational and still based on self-reports. Also, trans saturated fatty acids being bad are still based on observational studies.
  11. Since we are on this topic, I wrote a review on this meta-analysis. Here it is: http://www.exercisebiology.com/index.php/site/articles/is_interval_training_the_magic_bullet_for_fat_loss. Might help someone to decide which is the best way to keep fat off. 🙂
  12. Here is a study that was published a few weeks back showing BCAA to be inferior to milk protein on protein synthesis. https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ajcn/nqz120/5524534 Conclusion: Ingestion of 6 g BCAA, 6 g BCKA, and 30 g MILK increases myofibrillar protein synthesis rates during the early postprandial phase (0–2 h) in vivo in healthy older males. The postprandial increase following the ingestion of 6 g BCAA and BCKA is short-lived, with higher myofibrillar protein synthesis rates only being maintained following the ingestion of an equivalent amount of intact milk protein
  13. Thank you. Will keep checking now and then As I wrote, it is not a high risk and we are not really sure of that risk either. I would say if you keep your cholesterol level checked often, keep eating eggs. If they are going up, then cut back a little. on the yolks. And there are other risk factors for CVD. Just suggestions.
  14. I remember a study showing BCCA alone is not as effective compared to protein for muscle growth. It makes sense because you need other amino acids too and not just the BCAA's for muscle growth. If you are taking some low-quality protein, then BCAA's might be helpful to supplement.
  15. Here is an article reviewing this study on eggs and CVD risk. I talk about a few things that most of the articles missed. Hope it is helpful. 😊 http://www.exercisebiology.com/index.php/site/articles/should_you_eat_eggs_or_not Note: If this is against the forum rules, please feel free to delete it.
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