Posts by: Robert Goldman MD, PhD

Did You Know That Sugar May Shorten Your Lifespan?

/ Posted 04.04.2014

Previously, a number of studies suggested that the consumption of added sugar may correlate with a number of diseases. Wayne … continue reading

Watermelon and Muscles

/ Posted 01.26.2014

l-citrulline, an amino acid shown in previous studies to reduce muscle soreness, is found abundantly in watermelons, as well as … continue reading

Exercise Reorganizes the Brain

/ Posted 01.23.2014

There has been a discrepancy in research related to the effect of exercise on the brain—namely, that exercise reduces anxiety … continue reading

Pine Bark Extract

/ Posted 12.14.2013

Study results have shown that taking a daily dose of the pine bark extract pycnogenol may help to treat or … continue reading

Testosterone Raises Insulin Sensitivity

/ Posted 12.08.2013

Giving testosterone to men with type 2 diabetes who are deficient in the hormone improved their insulin sensitivity, report researchers … continue reading

Isolation and Loneliness Raise Death Risk

/ Posted 11.11.2013

While a number of studies have suggested that both social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased risk of death, … continue reading

Beef Up to Maintain Muscle

/ Posted 08.18.2013

Sarcopenia, or the gradual loss of muscle mass, is a common consequence of aging and can be a significant risk … continue reading

Diet Reduces Inflammation

/ Posted 07.16.2013

Inflammation is a primary trigger for a number of chronic diseases in the aging population ranging from cardiovascular disease to … continue reading

Meditate for Lasting Brain Change

/ Posted 07.12.2013

A number of previous studies have suggested that meditation training improves practitioners’ emotional regulation. While neuroimaging studies have found that … continue reading

Lifting Can Ward Off Metabolic Syndrome

/ Posted 05.18.2013

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors that include midsection obesity, meaning bellyfat; hypertension; and adverse glucose and insulin … continue reading

The Zinc Link

/ Posted 04.08.2013

A number of studies have established that zinc is essential to protect against oxidative stress and help repair DNA damage. In … continue reading

Magnesium and Mortality

/ Posted 02.24.2013

Data from a long-term study of nearly 60,000 people suggest that increasing the amount of magnesium in the diet could … continue reading

Vitamin A May Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

/ Posted 02.21.2013

Previous laboratory studies suggest that increased consumption of vitamin A and carotenoids helps protect against melanoma. Maryam Asgari and colleagues … continue reading

T Therapy Helps Trim Men’s Waistlines

/ Posted 02.18.2013

Previous studies of testosterone-replacement therapy have shown changes in body composition, usually in the form of increased lean mass and … continue reading

Green Tea Can Speed Fat Loss

/ Posted 02.09.2013

Brazilian scientists have found that drinking green tea may help elderly people lose weight and trim their waistline. Maria Gabriela … continue reading

Red Grapes Can Help Stop Fat Gain

/ Posted 02.06.2013

A compound called piceatannol  that’s found in red grape seeds and skin, blueberries and passion fruit is of a similar … continue reading

Physical Activity Essential to Prolong Life

/ Posted 01.31.2013

Reporting that the global mortality burden of physical inactivity stands at more than 5.3 million deaths annually and is similar … continue reading

Black Pepper as a Fat Fighter

/ Posted 01.21.2013

A number of previous studies have suggested that black pepper may help to fight fat. Korean researchers have clarified the … continue reading

Jog to Live Longer

/ Posted 01.20.2013

For more than three decades, jogging has been a popular exercise, but some are now debating the potential risks of … continue reading

Red Wine Compounds Aid Gut Health

/ Posted 11.29.2012

Prebiotic compounds are nondigestible substances with a beneficial physiological effect, selectively stimulating the favorable activity of beneficial bacteria within the … continue reading

What You Need to Know About Magnesium and Mortality

/ Posted 11.20.2012

Data from a long-term study of nearly 60,000 people suggest that increasing the amount of magnesium in the diet could … continue reading

The Dangers of Diet Soda

/ Posted 08.07.2012

While artificially sweetened soft drinks lack calories and thus may be a seemingly attractive alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages, the long-term … continue reading

Milk Boosts Brain Function

/ Posted 08.06.2012

A number of studies have established a broad range of health benefits from drinking milk, from bone strength to cardiovascular … continue reading

D-ficiency Can Lead to Depression

/ Posted 07.08.2012

A number of previous studies have linked vitamin D with a number of diseases, from cardiovascular to neurological. E. Sherwood … continue reading

Multivitamin Improves Alertness and Well-Being

/ Posted 06.23.2012

Multivitamin supplements contain a wide range of nutrients, with a number of individual ingredients suggested to be effective in boosting … continue reading

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