NY TIMES: Men, Is Exercise Putting a Damper on Your Sex Life?
“Men who exercise strenuously may have a lower libido than those whose workouts are lighter, according to one of the first studies to scientifically delve into the relationship between men’s workouts and their sex lives. […] The men whose exercise routines were moderate or light in intensity or duration were far more likely to report moderate or high libidos than were the men whose workouts were especially prolonged or intense, even after the researchers controlled for age.” Read full story.
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REUTERS: ‘Fasting-mimicking’ Diet Said to Reduce Risk Factors for Aging
“Following a diet that mimics fasting may reduce risk factors for disease in generally healthy people, according to a small study. Dr. Min Wei of UCLA’s Longevity Institute and colleagues tested the effects of the fasting-mimicking diet on various risk factors for diabetes, heart disease, cancer or other conditions. The diet (FMD; brand name ProLon) is low in calories, sugars and protein but high in unsaturated fats.” Read full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Early Birds May Make Healthier Food Choices Than Night Owls
“Researchers looked at data from nearly 2,000 randomly chosen people to determine if their circadian or biological clock rhythm (chronotype) affected what they ate and at what time. Clear differences in both energy and macronutrients between the two chronotypes abound, with morning people making healthier choices throughout the day. Evening types ate less protein overall and ate more sucrose in the morning. In the evening, they ate more sucrose, fat and saturated fatty acids.” Read full story.