December 31, 1991 |
Temple University Hospital is looking for healthy adults from 25 to 40 years of age, for a study of the effects of bed rest on muscle metabolism. The study is funded by NASA and includes a six-day bed rest in the hospital. Volunteers will be compensated. Stephen Phillips read the ad last fall and reached for the phone. What he heard sounded too good to be true. No dangerous drugs and $100 a day. "Where can you go and relax for six days and get paid for it?" Plus, in his own little way, Phillips could contribute to the conquest of space and perhaps ease human suffering.
June 17, 1992 |
Baby formulas still don't have the right mix of amino acids to approximate the pattern of human milk, according to a review in the Journal of Nutrition. Cow's milk-based formulas are different in tryptophan and the sulfur amino acids; whey-protein formulas are too high in threonine; and casein formulas are too high in aromatic amino acids. According to the review, these differences may place some infants at risk for brain and liver damage. Researchers suggest that a particular protein fraction - alpha-lactalbumin - could improve the amino acid makeup of baby formulas.
February 25, 1987 |
Editor's note: Jane Fonda, like millions of other American women, once put herself through a debilitating cycle of crash diets, pills and binges in the effort to achieve an "ideal" figure. She learned the hard way that the real goal is in achieving your best and healthiest self - losing fat but retaining muscle, raising your metabolism and lowering your natural set-point weight. Now, in "Jane Fonda's New Workout and Weight Loss Program," she makes her hard-won knowledge available to everyone.
June 15, 2007 |
The University of Oklahoma identified two drinks containing amino acids as the impermissible nutritional supplements it provided to football players last season, resulting in a secondary violation of NCAA rules. In a fact sheet released last night, the university said it gave players Cytomax and Endurox R4, which it identified as "ready-to-drink health supplements. " Oklahoma said both supplements "are permissible substances for NCAA student-athletes to ingest, although it is impermissible for NCAA members to provide the products to student-athletes.
December 3, 1989 |
GGG TTC TTG GGA GCA TCA AGG AAG CAC TAT GGG TCA. That bit of apparent gibberish is actually part of the genetic code for the virus that causes AIDS. It is written in the alphabet of life - the still- mysterious language that determines whether you are man or woman, lettuce or tomato, amoeba or whale. The language looks deceptively simple. It consists of only four letters - A, C, G and T - that stand for four chemical compounds called nucleotide bases. Their scientific names are adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine, and they are made up of different combinations of the common elements carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen.
November 29, 1993 |
A couple of summers ago, ultramarathoner Theresa Daus-Weber did a funny thing while preparing for Colorado's Leadville 100: She became a regular flesh-eater. For the last 19 of her 38 years, Daus-Weber had been a vegetarian who ate seafood on rare occasions, but she changed her ways after an earlier attempt at a 100-miler put her in the hospital. The prescription: Rest, drink lots of fluids and pack in the protein. "My husband is my coach, and he's always after me to eat more protein," Daus-Weber says.
November 9, 1986 |
If a little is good, more must be better, right? Don't count on it insofar as protein is concerned. Although it's a fact that adolescent athletes and body-builders require more protein than inactive individuals, it is a misconception that they need to consume gobs of protein to provide energy for their rigorous lifestyles. To understand how much protein athletes (and non-athletes) need, take a look at protein itself. Proteins, fats and carbohydrates are the three main energy-producing nutrients we need to stay healthy.
April 15, 1990 |
These days, in supermarkets across the country, people look more like detectives than shoppers. There's no doubt that smart buyers are reading food labels carefully, trying diligently to control their intake of sodium, fats, cholesterol, calories and a host of additives and preservatives. But even if you think you know everything about deciphering labels, here's something you may have missed - a message that reads, "Phenylketonurics: contains Phenylalanine. " If you want to see it for yourself, look carefully at a can of diet soda.
February 4, 1987 |
It's going to be very interesting, this coming year, to watch what's going on in the meat industry. There are so many exciting things in the works. Cybill Shepherd is going to sell beef - now that's exciting! TV and film personalities Cybill Shepherd and James Garner have agreed to become spokespersons for the beef industry's new $25-30 million ad campaign to tell consumers that "beef is back. " Even if the basic message is as weak as the "beef gives strength" campaign of last year, it's bound to get more positive attention.
January 30, 1986 |
Allegations that Bob Kenig, Marple Newtown High School football coach, promoted the use of steroids among team members are "unfounded," a Marple Newtown School District investigation has found. In a news release dated Jan. 20, administrative assistant Stephen G. Frederick said, "The rumors regarding distribution of steroids have proven to be totally unfounded but unfortunately the unsubstantiated allegations reflected badly on the district, the coach and especially the kids. Kids are what we're all about.