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02-25-05, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,257
Posted By Sessamoid

The are both anti-inflammatories, and they should...

The are both anti-inflammatories, and they should theoretically have the same effect in equivalent doses. However, everybody is different, so one may work better than the other for you. Tylenol isn't...
02-25-05, 05:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,257
Posted By Sessamoid

In general, they're all pretty much the same....

In general, they're all pretty much the same. They all have nearly identical mechanisms of action. Find one that works for you and stick with it.
02-17-05, 06:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,835
Posted By Sessamoid

Has the exact mechanism of EIA ever been clearly...

Has the exact mechanism of EIA ever been clearly pinned down? What I've read is that the evaporative loss due to increased ventilation of dry and/or cold air causes increased osmolality in mucosal...
02-17-05, 02:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,835
Posted By Sessamoid

Exercise-induced asthma is a well-known and...

Exercise-induced asthma is a well-known and relatively common problem in both children and adults. Like regular asthma, it's more common in children, but is also seen in adults. It's usually worse...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-05, 01:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,054
Posted By Sessamoid

Don't bother with windows. Mov is just the...

Don't bother with windows. Mov is just the container format, just like avi (only a hell of a lot better). You can compress video with any number of codecs into a .mov file. You can encode Xvid video...
02-10-05, 03:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,281
Posted By Sessamoid

For those not used to seeing gross specimens, the...

For those not used to seeing gross specimens, the full resolution version of that is magnified lots and lots of times. A bypass graft is perhaps around a centimeter in diameter.
01-31-05, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,909
Posted By Sessamoid

I found a good webpage...

I found a good webpage (http://dancingblonde.tripod.com/id87.html) which talks about the accuracy of various body fat measurement techniques, which includes references.
01-04-05, 09:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,486
Posted By Sessamoid

I also vaguely remember accidentally licking my...

I also vaguely remember accidentally licking my fingers (to turn pages in a lab book) after washing glass with acetone in organic chemistry a few times. I don't particularly remember any memorable...
01-04-05, 05:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,486
Posted By Sessamoid

I don't care what you call the diets. The fact...

I don't care what you call the diets. The fact that some of them cause ketosis (as practically any starvation diet will) is well-established and not what I'm questioning.

Find me an article that...
01-04-05, 05:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,486
Posted By Sessamoid

Citation please? I looked briefly and couldn't...

Citation please? I looked briefly and couldn't find anything on Medline.
01-03-05, 11:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,925
Posted By Sessamoid

"White coat hypertension", as it is commonly...

"White coat hypertension", as it is commonly called, isn't necessarily a dangerous sign, but if you're the anxious type who constantly runs your adrenal glands on "high alert", it could be. I suspect...
01-03-05, 11:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,026
Posted By Sessamoid

No, of course not. She never said they did, nor...

No, of course not. She never said they did, nor did she claim there wasn't some misleading marketing going on. You're setting up a strawman argument, without answering her valid points.
01-03-05, 10:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,486
Posted By Sessamoid

I don't know that anybody's actually studied...

I don't know that anybody's actually studied this, but I think it is unlikely that ketones would lead to a metallic taste and even less likely that it would lead to "bad breath". Ketones don't...
12-24-04, 01:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,486
Posted By Sessamoid

That's weird. I only get that metallic taste...

That's weird. I only get that metallic taste right after chewing nails (for the longer rides, y'know?). Honestly, I have never experienced this thing of which you speak.
12-24-04, 03:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,219
Posted By Sessamoid

The jury is still out on whether or not...

The jury is still out on whether or not glucosamine and/or chondroitin are effective in arthritis pain. Most of the studies showing a positive benefit were either funded by companies which...
12-22-04, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,299
Posted By Sessamoid

Which is pretty much what I said, though in a...

Which is pretty much what I said, though in a less than politically correct fashion. But how does that coincide with "most lawyers I have met have a deep personal commitment to righting injustices"....
12-21-04, 09:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,948
Posted By Sessamoid

I fault the companies for publishing only the...

I fault the companies for publishing only the favorable data, and ignoring the studies that they did themselves which didn't support their prospective future profits. I think the major journals'...
12-21-04, 08:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,299
Posted By Sessamoid

My generalization was that not all physicians are...

My generalization was that not all physicians are especially knowledgeable in exercise physiology. I'm pretty damned certain exercise physiology and human performance measurement is not a required...
Forum: Introductions
12-21-04, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Sessamoid

No Condy Rice. But we keep an eye out for my...

No Condy Rice. But we keep an eye out for my neighbor Julia Roberts. My friend spotted her at the local grocery store this time last year.
12-20-04, 11:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,299
Posted By Sessamoid

I would wager a good sum that I understand...

I would wager a good sum that I understand medical education in this country better than you do. I don't disagree that one must be wary of some in the "personal trainer" business, but one must also...
12-19-04, 12:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,299
Posted By Sessamoid

The trick here is that if you're in the kind of...

The trick here is that if you're in the kind of shape where you can maintain that kind of sustained effort, your base risk of cardiac death is approaching zero. Seven to eight multiplied by a number...
12-19-04, 12:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,299
Posted By Sessamoid

While very good at what we do, I find your...

While very good at what we do, I find your complete faith in physicians baffling for somebody so well educated. Doctors aren't infallible, and they're not omniscient. There's nothing wrong with...
12-19-04, 01:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,948
Posted By Sessamoid

Heresy! Hang the non-believer!

Heresy! Hang the non-believer!
12-18-04, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By Sessamoid

There's your answer. Deconditioning. It takes a...

There's your answer. Deconditioning. It takes a lot longer to build up conditioning than it takes to lose it. I think you'll find yourself improving your average speed over time as you start riding...
12-18-04, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Sessamoid

I've seen a fair number of people who had...

I've seen a fair number of people who had hematocrits higher than 50%, even in non-athletes at sea-level. If that's all the UCI is using as a test for EPO doping, then they're probably getting a fair...
12-18-04, 01:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,299
Posted By Sessamoid

Max heart rate is an individual thing, and it...

Max heart rate is an individual thing, and it decreases with age. The aforementioned cardiologist stated that sustained high heart rates are dangerous, and in some cases it is. However, doctors in...
12-18-04, 12:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,507
Posted By Sessamoid

Keep in mind he's always getting his pulse...

Keep in mind he's always getting his pulse checked just as he is anticipating getting stuck with a large bore needle in the arm. Let me come at you with a large bore needle, and we'll see how your...
12-18-04, 12:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,507
Posted By Sessamoid

A cup of coffee has more caffeine than a shot of...

A cup of coffee has more caffeine than a shot of espresso from a given coffeehouse. However, espresso has a far higher concentration of caffeine than coffee. The stimulant effects of the caffeine are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-04, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,336
Posted By Sessamoid

Do what I did today. Ride in a sleeveless jersey!...

Do what I did today. Ride in a sleeveless jersey! It was a touch too cool today to ride without a jersey at all though. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-04, 10:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sessamoid

I concur with the person who said you need to...

I concur with the person who said you need to find out if you have the potential early before you spend a lot of time chasing a goal that isn't attainable. Since you state you've been an endurance...
Forum: Introductions
12-11-04, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Sessamoid

Venice, CA

Hi all. Just found this site, and it's amazingly huge! Does anybody know of any forums specifically for the SoCal area cyclists?

Anyway, seems like a great site so far.
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