Resources

This page contains links to credible, science-based resources that I either have used / cited in my blog entries or that I recommend for general reading and education.


The Good Food / Bad Food Myth:

  1. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/food/nutrition/nutrition/dietary_guide/hgic4062.html –  Nutrient Density (basic)
  2. http://www.ajcn.org/content/82/4/721.full –  Nutrient Density (advanced)

MYTH: Carbs make you fat:

  1. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db49.pdf –  Energy intake trends in the US
  2. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/overwt.htm –  Overweight & obesity statistics in the US
  3. http://www.fao.org/docrep/w8079e/w8079e00.htm#Contents –  Carbohydrates in Human Nutrition
  4. http://www.ajcn.org/content/62/1/19.full.pdf –  Study on the effect of fat & carbohydrate overfeeding in humans

MYTH: Sugar causes diabetes:

  1. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-myths/ –  Myths about diabetes
  2. http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/54/suppl_2/S125.full.pdf –  Review of environmental triggers of diabetes
  3. http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa0801869 –  Clinical risk factors and development of Type 2 diabetes

MYTH: Fat is bad:

  1. http://www.jbc.org/content/82/2/345.full.pdf –  Original study about the essential role of fat in the diet
  2. http://www.jbc.org/content/86/2/587.full.pdf –  More work by George Burr on dietary fat
  3. http://ocw.jhsph.edu/courses/humannutrition/PDFs/Lecture4.pdf –  PowerPoint on lipids courtesy of Johns Hopkins University
  4. http://ocw.jhsph.edu/courses/humannutrition/lectureNotes.cfm –  More open courseware about nutrition from Johns Hopkins
  5. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/othernuts/omega3fa/ –  Information about essential fatty acids courtesy of Linus Pauling Institute
  6. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/contentnuts.html –  More information about the various nutrients from Linus Pauling Institute
  7. http://www.dietitians.ca/Downloadable-Content/Public/dietaryfats-position-paper.aspx –  ADA position on dietary fats
  8. http://jn.nutrition.org/content/128/2/427S.full.pdf –  Symposium on the evolution of ideas about essential fatty acids
  9. http://www.eatright.org/About/Content.aspx?id=8353 –  Synopsis of ADA position on dietary fat

MYTH: Do high reps to tone:

  1. http://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20folder/hypertrophy.html  –  Brief overview of muscular hypertrophy
  2. http://www.physoc.org/publications/pn/issuepdf/55/18-19.pdf  –  Short article about the cellular signaling pathways involved in muscular growth
  3. http://www.ejercicioysalud.objectis.net/ejercicio-fisico-para-la-salud/revisiones-de-tema/revisiones-por-asignacion/The%20Influence%20of%20Frequency,%20Intensity.pdf  –  Review article discussing the influence of frequency, intensity, volume, and mode of training on muscle growth in humans
  4. http://www.sportsnutritionworkshop.com/Files/52.SPNT.pdf  –  ACSM Position Stand on the various models of resistance training
  5. http://www.educ.uidaho.edu/dpaul/PEP518SP09/folland%20jp%202007.pdf  –  Review article discussing the morphological and neurological adaptations to strength training
  6. Training for Endurance and Strength: Lessons from Cell Signaling  –  Symposium discussing the seemingly contradictory cellular signaling pathways involved in developing muscular endurance and muscular strength
  7. http://www.exrx.net/ExInfo/FitnessComponents.html  –  Page discussing the various components of fitness such as the strength-endurance continuum
  8. http://www.nismat.org/physcor/muscle.html  –  Overview of muscle contraction
  9. http://www.nismat.org/physcor/energy_supply.html  –  Overview of muscle energy supply

MYTH: Cardio burns muscle:

  1. http://jap.physiology.org/content/106/6/2026.full.pdf  –  Article discussing human muscle protein synthesis and breakdown during and after exercise
  2. http://adisonline.com/sportsmedicine/Fulltext/2007/37040/Protein_Metabolism_and_Endurance_Exercise  –  Protein metabolism and endurance exercise
  3. http://www.uni.edu/dolgener/Advanced_Sport_Nutrition/Protein_metabolism_exercise.pdf  –  Another article discussing a similar topic, this time with some emphasis on nutrition
  4. http://www.uni.edu/dolgener/Advanced_Sport_Nutrition/protein_intake.pdf  –  Article discussing protein requirements for athletes
  5. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-201X.1998.00306.x/pdf  –  More on protein and exercise metabolism
  6. The Metabolic Systems: Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism in Muscle  –  More still…
MYTH: Low-intensity cardio is better for fat loss:
  1. http://www.edulife.com.br/dados%5CArtigos%5CNutricao%5CNutricao%20Esportiva%20e%20Suplementacao%5CCHO-LIP%20Cross-over%20concept.pdf  –  Article discussing the crossover concept
  2. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B758G-48JBBTS-C-5&_cdi=12926&_user=1967573&_pii=S0002822395001816&_origin=gateway&_coverDate=06%2F30%2F1995&_sk=999049993&view=c&wchp=dGLzVtb-zSkzk&md5=095acb1d8e3ccc514274a3acdf1cbbf6&ie=/sdarticle.pdf  –  Study on the effect of exercise intensity vs energy expenditure on fat loss
  3. http://www.colorado.edu/intphys/Class/IPHY3700_Greene/TIPS/exIntesity/Tremblay.pdf  –  Study on the effect of exercise intensity on body fatness and skeletal muscle metabolism
  4. http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/v25/n3/pdf/0801554a.pdf  –  Another study on a similar subject

MYTH: Weight training makes girls bulky:
  1. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003707.htm  –  US National Library of Medicine’s info page on testosterone
MYTH: Eating late at night causes weight gain:
  1. http://www.ohsu.edu/ohsuedu/landingpages/latenighteating.cfm  –  Press release from the Oregon Health & Science University on a study about weight gain and the timing of food consumption in primates
MYTH: Red meat is bad for health:
  1. http://jn.nutrition.org/content/137/2/363.full.pdf  –  Study on the effects of red meat consumption on oxidative stress and inflammation
  2. http://www.ajcn.org/content/77/3/587.full.pdf  –  Study on the effects of red meat consumption on plasma lipids
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