Tag: epigenetics

Nutrition

Is coffee killing your progress?

Calum Gore is an expert in medical biochemistry and health and the founder of biochemical diagnostic testing services company GC Bioscience. He is based in Leicester, Leicestershire. Coffee is one of the most popular and widely consumed beverages in the world with more than 400 billion cups drunk annually. Because of its caffeine content, the stimulant is the most commonly consumed psychoactive drug among adults[1]. For years research has been published extolling the health benefits of regular coffee consumption, ranging from improved cardiovascular health to a decreased risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and type 2 diabetes[2,3]. But there…

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The future of fitness

Professor Stuart Phillips is Professor at the Department of Kinesiology, Exercise Metabolism Research Group at McMaster University, Canada Which aspects of your current research are proving most interesting right now? The tremendous variability we see in terms of hypertrophy and strength gains. Some people just don’t grow – or get strong – and I’d like to know why. Not that people can’t make gains, but no matter how hard some people work, what they eat, or what programme they are on, there’s never huge positive physiological adaptations. It actually appears that no matter what nutrition or supplements the people I’m…

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Can you out-train your DNA?

Dr Sam Decombel is the chief operating officer of genetic research and development company FitnessGenes and has a PhD in Genetics from the University of Birmingham. She is based in Oxfordshire. DNA testing – having started out predominately in the medical field as a way to determine a person’s risk to particular inherited diseases – is starting to have new applications in the fields of sport and fitness. Fitness DNA testing – using your unique DNA code to design training and nutrition programs suited to your genetic predispositions – is now one of the most rapidly expanding areas of the…

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