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comment Do any of the following foods contain trans fats? Is it worth concern?
Diet questions are considered off-topic unless they relate to fitness.
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comment How do I fix my Power Clean?
@EricKaufman Haha, yes. Though somehow nailing yourself in the face still tends to happen on occasion (thinking of teeth: ouch, never happened to me but... ouch).
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comment Do Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance?
Not at all -- but since you came here looking for an anecdote, I thought I'd suggest doing some research to see if there actually is any substantial merit to the fish oil claims. Anecdotes aren't of much value in medicine! As we know, "the plural of anecdote is not data."
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revised Do Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance?
Supplements when related to fitness are an acceptable topic.
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comment Do Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance?
Haha, well. There is some good reading there. NLM publications are where it all begins. If you're really intrepid, you could include "athletic" on your search, like so: google.com/webhp#q=nlm+fish+oil+athletic
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comment Do Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance?
google.com/webhp#q=nlm%20fish%20oil
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comment What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?
I'd agree -- and I don't think it's a huge deal in this case. But if the OP is concerned, there are alternatives (such as Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey [no affiliation]) that contain no artificial sweeteners.
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comment What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?
I'd say the jury is still out on the actual repercussions of artificial sweetener intake. The second paper points strongly to impairment of energy regulation. The fact that reward processing is altered might mean other hormonal responses are altered as well, perhaps affecting non-exercise activity thermogenesis or general system entropy -- meaning people would get fat more easily. If the brain's reward system thinks artificial sweeteners represent the maximum dietary reward (more so than sugar -- as the paper states "...greater activation to sweet taste..."), what are the implications?
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comment What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?
Re: artificial sweeteners: not necessarily. "Consumption of diet soda at least daily was associated with significantly greater risks of select incident metabolic syndrome components and type 2 diabetes." (source) and "These findings may provide some insight into the link between diet soda consumption and obesity." (source)
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comment How to keep my leg muscle from increasing in volume while still exercising?
You might be interested in this answer.
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comment What doctor/specialist can assess fat and body composition?
@JohnP You're right -- it would be difficult to hit all the spots by yourself. My girlfriend and I measured each other weekly for a few months. So, if you want a more accurate measurement, get some help. You could still keep measurements on the areas you can reach, at least to gauge for movement.