Health Studies

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016 was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi “for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy”

Scientific Background: Discoveries of Mechanisms for Autophagy

Grasgruber P, Sebera M, Hrazdira E, Hrebickova S, Cacek J. Food consumption and the actual statistics of cardiovascular diseases: an epidemiological comparison of 42 European countries. Food & Nutrition Research [Internet]. 27Sep.2016 [cited 10Feb.2018];60. Available from:

Preventing Chronic Disease – Multiple Chronic Conditions Among US Adults: A 2012 Update

Nutrition Studies

A 2015 article in the highly regarded journal The Lancet summarizes all major scientific trials on losing weight on low fat. The conclusion: There’s no evidence that low-fat helps to lose weight, compared to any other diet adviceEffect of low-fat diet interventions versus other diet interventions on long-term weight change in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

A 2012 review of all major trials of low carb diets show improved weight and improvement of all major risk factors for heart disease: Systematic review and meta‐analysis of clinical trials of the effects of low carbohydrate diets on cardiovascular risk factors

Vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of experiencing at least one acute respiratory tract infection

Weight Loss with a Low-Carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or Low-Fat Diet

Eggs modulate the inflammatory response to carbohydrate restricted diets in overweight men

Associations of egg consumption with cardiovascular disease in a cohort study of 0.5 million Chinese adults

Fitness Studies

Testosterone and Growth Hormone responses in the Squat vs. the Leg Press The Acute Hormonal Response to Free Weight and Machine Weight Resistance Exercise