Research

Body Scan Images of Two People: One is 120 lbs, and the Other is 250 lbs

October 22, 2012

The picture is pretty surprising and gives insight into obesity.  You may notice that the skeletons are roughly the same size.  Believe it or not, our skeletons do not gain or lose very much mass depending on our weight.  You might also notice that the muscle mass even though slightly larger on the obese subject […]

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The Trouble With MRI’s

October 29, 2011

A New York Times Article explains some of the pitfalls of putting all of our trust in MRI’s. Dr. James Andrews, a sports medicine orthopedist, being skeptical of MRI’s performed MRI scans on 31 healthy professional baseball pitchers. The pitchers did not have any injuries or feel any pain, but the MRI’s revealed a different […]

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Peer Pressure

October 29, 2011

If you have ever felt that “that’s the way we do things around here” was a poor excuse.  If you tend to question why our society has all these rules that don’t make any immediate sense, have a look at the following science experiment that involves some monkeys, some bananas and a ladder.

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Studies Show Platelet Rich Plasma Injections are Ineffective

September 6, 2011

There has been a recent fad in treating athletic injuries with Platelet Rich Plasma  Injections.  The popularity of the procedure was greatly helped by celebrity athletes achieving great results from the procedure. Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Troy Polamalu also of the NFL and Tiger Woods were all treated with Platelet Rich Plasma Injections. […]

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The Dangers of Aspartame & Nutrasweet

July 31, 2010

Does Aspartame or Nutrasweet cause brain tumours? Here is an excerpt from a 60 Minutes episode on Aspartame and Nutrasweet. There are some pretty scary allegations against the quality of the research that was done for the FDA approval. According to the investigation, the studies hid data of lab rats dying or getting brain tumors. […]

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The Science of Muscle Cramps

July 8, 2010

Here is an interesting article on the causes of muscle cramps: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/why-do-i-get-painful-muscle-cramps-when-i-work-out/article1632891/ The article explains muscle cramps as an imbalance between nervous impulses, a sudden loss of electrolytes, and a poor training schedule.

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