About Austin Winegar
Since joining USANA in 2011, Austin has played an integral role in organizing third-party published research, ensuring the safety and efficacy of USANA's products, and reviewing all U.S. marketing materials for scientific accuracy.
His current responsibilities include writing Ask the Scientist articles, and managing the design and user experience of Ask the Scientists.
Austin graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in biology. In the field of science, his areas of interest focus on sports nutrition, weight loss/maintenance, anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry.
When he’s not in the lab, Austin enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and pretty much anything that gets him into the mountains.
Entries by Austin Winegar
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the relation between baseline plasma vitamin C concentrations and risk of incident stroke. The study included a British population of over 20,000 adult men and women. The participants completed a health questionnaire and attended a clinic during 1993–1997. After an average follow-up time of 9.5 […]
A combination of prolonged exercise and fish oil can dramatically reduce levels of a fat that can cause hardening of the arteries, a leading cause of heart disease. Fat in the bloodstream is a primary contributor to atherosclerosis, or partial blockage of the arteries. A study found that people who do prolonged, aerobic exercise have […]
In a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, over 19,000 men were recruited to determine the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and mortality risk in healthy men and those with metabolic syndrome. The study group, which included about 3,800 men with metabolic syndrome, were evaluated for fitness and then followed for up to […]