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Small Portions of Fast Food Just As Effective For Workout Recovery As Supplements

How fast food can help after a workout—plus, a new report on the dangers of supplements.

Must-Follow Tips

Small Portions of Fast Food Just As Effective For Workout Recovery As Supplements

How fast food can help after a workout—plus, a new report on the dangers of supplements.

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Small Portions of Fast Food Just As Effective For Recovery After Workouts As Sports Supplements

Per Science Daily: "A new study found there was no significant difference in glycogen recovery when cyclists ate fast food after a workout versus when they ingested traditional sports supplements such as Gatorade, Powerbar and Clif products." For the full story, click here.

Study Warns of Diet Supplement Dangers Kept Quiet by F.D.A.

Per the New York Times: "Popular weight-loss and workout supplements on sale in hundreds of vitamin shops across the nation contain a chemical nearly identical to amphetamine, the powerful stimulant, and pose dangers to the health of those who take them, according to a new study. The Canadian health authorities in December called the chemical, BMPEA, 'a serious health risk,' and pulled supplements that contain it from store shelves." For the full story, click here.

Mothers’ Exercise May Lower Heart Risks in Newborns, Study Suggests

Per the New York Times: "Exercise in mice substantially lessens the risk that a pregnant mother-to-be will give birth to offspring with serious heart defects, according to a new study that could have implications for women who are or hope to become pregnant. Developmental biologists long ago established that the heart is the first embryonic organ to develop, usually within 10 weeks of conception, delighting pregnant women who can hear their child’s heartbeat very early in a pregnancy." For the full story, click here.