Examine

Welcome to the Examine page, this is where I keep all the studies I have individually read, critiqued, taken notes on, and for each I have created a video. This library is rich with topics from skin care, fasting, nutrition, and many other subjects. Enjoy. 

The physiological function of the agouti-related peptide gene: the control of weight and metabolic rate

The physiological function of the agouti-related peptide gene: the control of weight and metabolic rate

This study investigates the association between being overweight and brain centric hunger hormones.

Energy Metabolic Profile of Mice after Chronic Activation of Central NPY Y1, Y2, or Y5 Receptors

Energy Metabolic Profile of Mice after Chronic Activation of Central NPY Y1, Y2, or Y5 Receptors

This study looks at the affect neuropeptide Y has on metabolism, hunger, fat gain, as well as the receptor the protein functions through.

Effects of eight weeks of time-restricted feeding (16/8) on basal metabolism, maximal strength, body composition, inflammation, and cardiovascular risk factors in resistance-trained males

Effects of eight weeks of time-restricted feeding (16/8) on basal metabolism, maximal strength, body composition, inflammation, and cardiovascular risk factors in resistance-trained males

This study investigates the impact intermittent fasting has on body fat, muscle mass, inflammation, and insulin, blood sugar.

Finasteride: A Review of its Use for Male Pattern Baldness

Finasteride: A Review of its Use for Male Pattern Baldness

This scientific review investigates the evidence for finasteride for stopping and reversing hair loss.

Impact of weight loss on cortisol secretion in obese men with and without metabolic syndrome features

Impact of weight loss on cortisol secretion in obese men with and without metabolic syndrome features

This study investigates the differences in cortisol between overweight and lean individuals, as well as the impact weight loss has on cortisol levels.

The physiological function of the agouti-related peptide gene: the control of weight and metabolic rate

The physiological function of the agouti-related peptide gene: the control of weight and metabolic rate

This scientific review explains the role of Agouti related Peptide (AgRP) on hunger, mainly.

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Physiological role of somatostatin on growth hormone regulation in humans

Physiological role of somatostatin on growth hormone regulation in humans

This scientific review discusses Human Growth Hormone and how it is regulated.

Fructose and Sucrose Intake Increase Exogenous Carbohydrate Oxidation during Exercise

Fructose and Sucrose Intake Increase Exogenous Carbohydrate Oxidation during Exercise

This study investigates the effect from glucose, fructose, and sucrose (table sugar) consumption on endurance exercise metabolism and intestinal discomfort.

Leucine, glucose, and energy metabolism after 3 days of fasting in healthy human subjects

Leucine, glucose, and energy metabolism after 3 days of fasting in healthy human subjects

This study aims to find out what happens to metabolism (resting metabolism, protein breakdown, etc.), as well as hormonal changes to a strict 3 day water fast.

Insulin-dependent modulation of plasma ghrelin and leptin concentrations is less pronounced in type 2 diabetic patients

Insulin-dependent modulation of plasma ghrelin and leptin concentrations is less pronounced in type 2 diabetic patients

This study aims to investigate the effect insulin has on the hunger hormone ghrelin and the satiety/energy state sensing hormone leptin in healthy and diabetic individuals.

Oral creatine monohydrate supplementation
improves brain performance: a double-blind,
placebo-controlled, cross-over trial

Oral creatine monohydrate supplementation
improves brain performance: a double-blind,
placebo-controlled, cross-over trial

This study investigates the affect creatine supplementation has on protecting the brain after brain injury (like collision).

Garlic as a lipid lowering agent--a meta-analysis

Garlic as a lipid lowering agent--a meta-analysis

This meta analysis (grouping of several studies) looks into how consuming garlic affects our blood cholesterol levels.

Overeating Saturated Fat Promotes Fatty Liver and Ceramides Compared With Polyunsaturated Fat: A Randomized Trial

Overeating Saturated Fat Promotes Fatty Liver and Ceramides Compared With Polyunsaturated Fat: A Randomized Trial

This study investigates how saturated fat compares to unsaturated fat on fatty liver disease and cholesterol, independent of weight.

Composition of weight lost during short-term
weight reduction. Metabolic responses of obese
subjects to starvation and low-calorie ketogenic
and nonketogenic diets.

This study looks into how water fasting, ketogenic dieting, and calorie restriction (including carbohydrates) stack up in weight, fat loss, as well as other measures.

ASP enhances in situ lipoprotein lipase activity by increasing fatty acid trapping in adipocytes

ASP enhances in situ lipoprotein lipase activity by increasing fatty acid trapping in adipocytes

This study investigates what role Acylation Stimulating Hormone has on fat storage, in fat cells.