Don’t Eat It, You’ll Get Cancer

Article by Rocco Venizelos

I was inspired to write this article after my father texted me suggesting I watch a video describing the impact of dairy products on our health, which had been uploaded by a dear friend, George, on Facebook. I told George that the assumption that there is a link between dairy products and cancer has no scientific basis. He replied, “Look bro, it was published in so many newspapers and specifically mentioned by Johns Hopkins’ Hospital”. I told him this had all started as a hoax, which Johns Hopkins itself refused. It is therefore important to be cautious and to always evaluate the quality and credibility of our sources. If I recall correctly, wasn’t it back in 1999 that mass media in Greece were urging everyone in the country to “safely” invest their money in the stock market (as if the media were investing their own funds) and soon afterwards so many people suffered from the financial losses they incurred?

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What makes a scientist, a scientist?

Article by Jose Antonio PhD

As a university professor, I often get asked ‘what is a scientist?’ What do these geeks actually do? Fortunately, I teach a university-level Research Methods course. Thus, I have a mad-scientistforum for giving a somewhat elaborate response to my students. I think what’s confusing to the untrained or novel eye is that social media has witnessed a proliferation of those who claim to be ‘researchers.’ For the purpose of this article, I’ll treat ‘researchers’ and ‘scientists’ synonymously. Nevertheless, I will address the question of what exactly a scientist is.

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Is the Glycemic Index Making You Fat?

Article by Alan Aragon, MS

What do a Twix candy bar, a Pizza Hut supreme pie, and a Betty Crocker chocolate cake have in common? Answer: They're all "low glycemic" foods. And according to many nutrition experts, that qualifies them as healthy and also great diet fare. For example, NutriSystem has pegged its marketing campaign on the science of the "glycemic advantage," which the company claims is the key to losing weight while allowing you to eat the foods you love.

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Rocco Venizelos - Bros Do Science
Rocco Venizelos

My name is Rocco Venizelos and I am currently working in the field of Health and Fitness as a coach, health and fitness advisor and personal trainer. I am also studying at The Anglo-European College of Chiropractic.

My experience the past 15 years in the fitness industry both as an athlete and as Personal Trainer helped me recognize the need to understand in depth the science underpinning all aspects of human performance, to strive for evidence based and theoretical well grounded practices, to validate the importance of keeping yourself up to date of the latest developments and findings in the field. But the most important is to be able to make the science accessible and transferable to coaches, athletes and practitioners.

One of my major concerns is translating knowledge into working practice. This is what I aim to do through with this website.. with the precious help of my Bros!