Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV.

LIBEL LABELS

Even if a Nutrition Facts label states “zero trans fats,” check the ingredient list. There can still be ½ gram of trans fat per serving with that claim. Find it hiding under the “alias” hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oil.

FERTILE CRESCENT

It has long been touted that loose underwear keeps scrotal temperature down and maintains fertility. However, a controlled trial showed that there was no difference in scrotal temperatures in men wearing boxers or briefs, even when they switched from one type of underwear to the other. Infertility is one less thing that Dennis Hallman has to worry about.

WORK YOUR BUTT OFF

According to a recent study, smokers who completed a 12-week resistance training regimen as part of a standard smoking cessation treatment program were twice as likely to successfully quit compared to those who did not regularly lift weights.

PROTEIN POTENTIAL

Protein is a critical nutrient for recovery and repair of the tissues of the body. A good rule of thumb when injured is to eat one gram of protein for every pound of body weight. Flip to page 90 for more tips on overcoming injuries through proper nutrition.

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The pounds per square inch (psi) of a Quinton “Rampage” Jackson right hand. Rampage will try to connect with that power when he faces Jon Jones for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title on Sept. 24.

RIBBIT, RIBBIT

UFC bantamweight Jeff “Big Frog” Curran’s favorite healthy breakfast is a banana-apple smoothie. To make your own, blend one banana, one apple (cored, peeled, and diced), 1/2 cup orange juice, and 1/2 cup skim milk.

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