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  • Building Muscle, Staying Lean

    Q: You recently said that older guys should aim to stay leaner. I’m 43 and natural, but I constantly struggle with...

    John HansenMay 1, 2012
  • Fish Oil for Kidney Protection

    It’s estimated that many people over 60 have only 40 percent of kidney function left. Chronic kidney disease, as it’s known,...

    Jerry BrainumMarch 18, 2012
  • Best Protein for Older Men

    As we age, we tend to lose muscle. The medical term for this is sarcopenia, which translates to “muscle loss.” Unless...

    Jerry BrainumMarch 12, 2012
  • Natural Testosterone

    Q: Are there any natural ways to increase testosterone? I’m 44 and “slowing down” in a few key areas and want...

    Steve HolmanFebruary 27, 2012
  • Elevated Cortisol Where You Least Expect It

    Bodybuilders seem obsessed with cortisol, which is an adrenal steroid hormone. That means that like testosterone and estrogen, as well as...

    Jerry BrainumJanuary 6, 2012
  • Getting Back Into Bodybuilding, Part 2

    Part 1 of my answer to the following question appeared in last month’s column. Here is the question again and the...

    Dave GoodinJanuary 2, 2012
  • Getting Back Into Bodybuilding

    Q: I’ve just gotten back into bodybuilding after taking a break—for about 25 years. Back in the day supplements were very...

    Dave GoodinDecember 11, 2011
  • Lighter Weights Build Muscle

    Ateam from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, reveals a strategy for muscle building counter to the prevailing notion that you need...

    Robert Goldman MD, PhDMarch 16, 2011
  • Hormone-Replacement Therapy

    Q: My training partner and I are both turning 52 in the fall of this year. He went to the doctor,...

    Dave GoodinDecember 3, 2010
  • Growth Hormone: Fact vs. Fiction

    IGF-1 is considered the major anabolic effector of GH, and its measurement in the blood is an indicator of GH activity....

    Jerry BrainumOctober 7, 2010
  • Beer May Boost Bone Health

    The researchers had this comment: “Results provide proof of principle that complex dietary cocktails can powerfully ameliorate biomarkers of aging and...

    Robert Goldman MD, PhDAugust 20, 2010
  • Mental Might

    A study published in Neurology (71:825-832, 2008) found that older people whose bodies are low on vitamin B12 can be at increased...

    Becky HolmanMay 7, 2010
  • Blast Off Stubborn Belly Fat

    Q: I’m looking for advice. I have stubborn belly fat—I’m 45—but am pretty tight everywhere else. I’ve competed naturally for years...

    Dave GoodinApril 4, 2010
  • The Truth About Male Testosterone Replacement

    Testosterone plays a role in your life span. Ask your doctor for a total- and free-testosterone blood test. You never know...

    Paul BurkeJanuary 4, 2010
  • Timed Protein Intake

    It appears that following a strategic, timed protein intake before and after weight training doesn’t add to gains in muscular...

    Jerry BrainumNovember 20, 2009