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11 Feb

Dear Mark: Weightlifting Weary

After last week’s great discussion about chronic cardio, we wanted to highlight a related question we received recently.

Dear Mark,

I workout 5-6 days a week and do a lot of weightlifting in my routine. I’ve made good progress in the last several months, but I notice myself feeling more run down lately. Got any advice?

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8 Feb

The Best of Mark’s Daily Apple: January 2008

While most of the country was freezing this January we were having a HOT month at Mark’s Daily Apple. Thanks to you, our readers, we were all able to engage in a heated and lively debate on everything from Big Pharma to protein. Here are some of the best posts of January put together in a nice little condensed batch for your perusal. Enjoy!

Orthorexia Nervosa and Dietary Obsession – Jan. 1

Top 10 Vegetables for the Winter Season – Jan. 8

5 Meats to Avoid – Jan. 14

Dear Mark: Pondering Protein – Jan. 14

Flame Thrower: Top 10 Natural Ways to Reduce Inflammation – Jan. 15

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8 Feb

Nature Tops Nurture? Scientists Wrong Again…

They just don’t get it. Maybe they never will.

Reader Karen was outraged enough to send us a link to a news story on MSNBC that states “Nature tops nurture for heavy kids, study says. Research on twins finds that weight is 77 percent attributable to genes.” Thanks, Karen.

Read the abstract here.

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8 Feb

Friday Link Love

Conditioning Research reports a score for low-carb and paleo diets.

Eating Fabulous considers a few benefits of the oft-vilified cholesterol.

zenhabits offers 17 Fitness Truths to Get You in Shape.

The Consumerist keeps an always critical eye on those sneaky fast food marketers.

Interactive Health posts video tips on how to increase the mobility of tense shoulders.

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8 Feb

Diet Soda Might Increase Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

A study in the Jan. 22 edition of Circulation suggests that drinking diet soda may increase your chance of developing metabolic syndrome.

To evaluate the link between nutrition and metabolic syndrome, researchers from the University of Minnesota analyzed the daily diets of more than 9,514 men and women between the ages of 45 and 64 enrolled in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study.

After following the health of these individuals for nine years, there were 3,782 reports of metabolic syndrome, a condition diagnosed by physicians based on the presence of several risk factors thought to increase an individual’s risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke such as abdominal adiposity, elevated blood pressure, high blood triglyceride levels, unhealthy cholesterol levels and elevated blood sugar.

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