Category Archives: in the news

Black Hypertension: An on-going consequence of racism, not slavery

“[A] very attractive case can be constructed, all based upon a genetic defect in sodium excretion that is more prevalent among blacks. Perhaps blacks, who originally lived in hot, arid climates wherein sodium conservation was important for survival, have evolved the physiologic machinery which protects them in their original habitat...
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Masks work, but the devil is in the details

Few things piss me off more than listening to some know nothing ideologue talk about all the reasons why masks are bad and opening the economy is worth a few deaths. Like when did America become the country of “I don’t give a f–k about anyone else?” But in all...
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The role of Systemic Racism on Black Health

The following article was published on Side Effects. The black community has and continues to be blamed for their poor health. The reality is that systemic racism is not only the root cause of poorer black health, but also perpetuates those disparities. This article reviews the evidence. Systemic Racism Is...
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Everesting at Altitude: Does it matter?

On June 20, 2020, EF Education pro Lachlan Morton set a new Everest Challenge Record a time of 7 hours, 29 minutes and 57 seconds, https://everesting.cc/ less than a week after his first attempt was nullified due to incorrect altitude data; tip: if you need precise altitude data, do not...
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ESP Tipcast 86 Addendum: Meldonium Mayhem

You can checkout the ESP PODCAST here   References Dombrova et al. (2016) Pharmacological effects of meldonium: Biochemical mechanisms and biomarkers of cardiometabolic activity. Pharmocological Research. In press. Seppälä. (2016) FINADA – Meldonium, or mildronate. Sjaste et al. (2005) Mildronate: an antiischemic drug for neurological indications. CNS Drug Review. 11(2):151-68. Stuart et al. (2016) Meldonium...
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ESP Podcast UCI World’s Happy Hour Sept 25th!

Join me and other podcast listeners and cycling fans for a pre-world’s road race gathering to talk training, racing and anything else! The cost of the event is either BYOB, or a $10 donation. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP here. I look forward to seeing everyone in Richmond next...
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