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If You Are Older Should You Eat More Protein?

Some experts have proposed that eating extra protein will promote muscle growth in older adults. It turns out that this is not true.   A careful study of 92 men age 65 and older revealed that eating extra protein without increasing physical activity, especially weight bearing activity, did not result in promoting muscle growth.  … Read More »

Weight Watchers’ Profits Plummet as More People Embrace Ketogenic Diet

Weight Watchers, one of the world’s largest diet companies, is struggling yet again as shares dwindle amid “competition” from ketogenic diets. In 2011, the company gave up on calorie counting, admitting it was “unhelpful.” Now, CNN Business reports people are increasingly turning away from carbs — and diets that promote them. “CEO Mindy Grossman attributed… Read More »

Are E-Cigarettes More Effective Than NRT for Smoking Cessation?

February 15, 2019 Share this content: Throat or mouth irritation was reported more often in the e-cigarette group compared with the nicotine-replacement group. Refillable e-cigarettes demonstrate greater efficacy for smoking cessation than nicotine-replacement therapy when both products are accompanied by behavioral support. A 2-group, multicenter, pragmatic, individually randomized controlled trial was conducted at 3 stop-smoking… Read More »