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A new study looked at how being overweight – namely, having high body fat percentages or being obese – affected recovery time from knee injuries, something bodybuilders get frequently. It found that fatter people recovered much more slowly than their leaner counterparts.
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Researchers had 12 adults follow a low-calorie diet for three weeks while consuming a fatty acid supplement. The study examined the effects of these fatty acids on low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad” cholesterol) formation. The researchers found that using a fatty acid supplement dramatically reduced the conversion of LDL precursors into LDL, and therefore dramatically reduced the LDL cholesterol that can cause heart disease and heart attacks.
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It’s been known for years that lifting heavy is the best way to build big, strong muscles that make you look great with clothes on and even better with them off. Research consistently shows that lifting heavy can help you drop fat by burning a ton of calories.

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