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  • Curb Your Cortisol

    Most bodybuilders know that cortisol is a stress hormone that can cause your body to devour its own muscle for energy....

    Becky HolmanJuly 9, 2010
  • Anabolic Steroids and the Skin

    Steroids can worsen existing skin pathologies. Athletes being treated for acne often stop responding to normal treatment regimens if they also...

    Jerry BrainumJune 9, 2010
  • Better Immunity Through Weight Training

    he researchers noted that being strong overruled other risk factors associated with cancer, such as age, having lots of abdominal fat...

    Jerry BrainumJune 6, 2010
  • The Most Dangerous Drugs, Part 2

    The inherent danger of diuretics can be amplified in bodybuilders because they are often dehydrated to begin with.

    Jerry BrainumMay 1, 2010
  • Low Expectations

    You’re probably familiar with the maxim “A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.” Normally, being aware of certain realities is...

    Ron HarrisApril 19, 2010
  • The Case of the Big-Hearted Bodybuilder

    There is no clear cause-and-effect relationship between the development of heart failure and use of anabolic steroids.

    Jerry BrainumMarch 29, 2010
  • Real Health Foods

    Patients who had suffered a heart attack were questioned about their food habits in the year prior to hospitalization and then...

    Robert Goldman MD, PhDMarch 23, 2010
  • Soy and Your Testosterone

    Studies show that soy does not affect testosterone levels and may have potent fat-burning qualities.

    Jerry BrainumFebruary 27, 2010
  • Ripping Up After 40

    If you change the distribution of your macronutrients to fewer carbs, you can radically change the look of your physique without...

    John HansenFebruary 21, 2010
  • IGF-1: Is It the Real Deal?

    Insulinlike growth factor-1 is so named because of its resemblance to insulin. It consists of 70 bonded amino acids, which makes...

    Jerry BrainumFebruary 3, 2010
  • Bodybuilding’s Secret Weapon

    Scientific evidence shows that tyrosine steps up the production of catecholamines when muscle fatigue begins to set in.

    George Redmon, Ph.D., N.D.January 31, 2010
  • More Steroid Problems

    Doctors attributed his problems to his high blood calcium and his steroid use. Curiously, abnormal elevation of blood calcium is almost...

    Jerry BrainumJanuary 7, 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
  • Milk, Estrogen, IGF-1 and Insulin

    Critics contend that since IGF-1 is an amino acid–based hormone, it’s largely degraded in the gut. On the other hand, adults...

    Jerry BrainumNovember 29, 2009
  • Muscle Destruction From Steroids

    Several cases of exercise- or drug-related rhabdomyolysis in long-distance runners, football players and military personnel have been reported in the medical...

    Jerry BrainumNovember 26, 2009