Archive Yearly Archives: 2012

Fitness is a strong predictor of mortality

If you want to live a long time, you’ve got to stay in shape. A simple test of ability to get up off the floor is highly related to risk of death, and you’ll be able to perform this task better

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What’s the minimal amount of exercise for metabolic health?

Towards the minimal amount of exercise for improving metabolic health: beneficial effects of reduced-exertion high-intensity interval training AbstractHigh-intensity interval training (HIT) has been proposed

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The carnivore connection

The carnivore connection hypothesis: revisited. Abstract The “Carnivore Connection” hypothesizes that, during human evolution, a scarcity of dietary carbohydrate in diets with low plant : animal

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Widespread copper deficiency?

Is the Western diet adequate in copper? AbstractCopper has been known to be essential for health for more than three quarters of a century. Myriad experiments with animals reveal that the cardiovascular,

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Ethanol, NAC, and breast cancer

Ethanol exposure induces the cancer-associated fibroblast phenotype and lethal tumor metabolism: Implications for breast cancer prevention. AbstractLittle is known about how alcohol consumption promotes

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Sugar consumption and gout

Sack and sugar, and the aetiology of gout in England between 1650 and 1900. AbstractA marked increase in gout was observed in England during the 17th to 20th centuries. Many have ascribed this rapid increase

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Psychiatric drugs and violence

Prescription Drugs Associated with Reports of Violence Towards Others ResultsWe identified 1527 cases of violence disproportionally reported for 31 drugs. Primary suspect drugs included varenicline (an

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Up to 99 flu vaccinations needed to prevent one case of flu

http://www.drbriffa.com/2012/11/22/flu-vaccination-over-promoted-and-over-hyped-according-to-researchers/ Quote: Here’s three of the key findings from this report: During some influenza seasons vaccination

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Low-dose lithium

Lithium: Occurrence, Dietary Intakes, Nutritional Essentiality Abstract Lithium is found in variable amounts in foods; primary food sources are grains and vegetables; in some areas, the drinking water

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Unnecessarily removing perfectly good body parts

Rogue dentist’s 30-year crusade against wisdom teeth removal extracts results Dr. Jay Friedman relishes his role as dental outcast. Like a pesky younger brother who enjoys watching his siblings squirm,

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Review of the new edition of Perfect Health Diet

The paleo diet has come to be well known in the past few years, with the internet really helping it take off. One of the reasons for its popularity has to do with the obesity epidemic, and the knowledge

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How do omega-3 fatty acids work?

The Scientist features an article that will be absolutely riveting – no joke – for anyone interested in cell physiology and nutrition: Omega-3s: Fishing for a MechanismDespite abundant evidence

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Faked research is endemic in China

Fraud fighter: ‘Faked research is endemic in China’ Why is science fraud such a problem in China?It is the result of interactions between totalitarianism, the lack of freedom of speech, press

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Low circulating IGF-I bioactivity and longevity

Low circulating IGF-I bioactivity is associated with human longevity: Findings in centenarians’ offspring Abstract Centenarians’ offspring represent a suitable model to study age-dependent

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The autism epidemic: Is diagnostic substitution the story?

http://deevybee.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/autism-epidemic-and-diagnostic.html Quote: It is becoming clear that changing diagnostic criteria, increased awareness of ASD, and strategic use of diagnosis to gain

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Baumeister: Suppressing stereotypes depletes willpower

Increasing self-regulatory strength can reduce the depleting effect of suppressing stereotypes Gailliot MT, Plant EA, Butz DA, Baumeister RF.SourceDepartment of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee,

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Obesity, dopamine-reward, and depression

Diet-induced obesity promotes depressive-like behaviour that is associated with neural adaptations in brain reward circuitry. BACKGROUND:The biological mechanisms that link the development of depression

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