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Energy drinks and atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation in healthy adolescents after highly caffeinated beverage consumption: two case reports. AbstractINTRODUCTION:Energy drinks and highly caffeinated drinks comprise some of the fastest

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Sources of sexual inequality in the STEM fields

Sex differences on g and non-g intellectual performance reveal potential sources of STEM discrepancies AbstractThe analysis of sex differences in cognitive abilities is largely confusing because these

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Top cardiologists make $3 million a year

Top New York City Interventional Cardiologists Now Making $3 Million a Year There’s no recession for top interventional cardiologists in New York City. Mt. Sinai’s Samin Sharma and New York-Presbyterian’s

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Calorie restriction monkeys fed 30% sugar

This just boggles the mind. In an article in Nature, Calorie restriction falters in the long run, we learn that calorie restriction effects on aging in monkeys may not be all that they’ve been cracked

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Milk does a mind good?

Nations That Consume a Lot of Milk Also Win a Lot of Nobel Prizes Nations that consume a lot of milk and milk products also tend to have a lot of Nobel laureates among their populations, suggest the authors

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Sleeping pills and death

Hypnotics’ association with mortality or cancer: a matched cohort study Daniel F Kripke1, Robert D Langer2, Lawrence E Kline1+ Author Affiliations AbstractObjectives An estimated 6%–10% of US

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Antidepressant effect of resveratrol

Antidepressant-like effect of trans-resveratrol: Involvement of serotonin and noradrenaline system. AbstractThe antidepressant-like effect of trans-resveratrol, a phenolic compound present in polygonum

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IBS and sensitivity to wheat

Nonceliac IBS Might Be “Wheat Sensitivity”Some patients with irritable bowel syndrome but without celiac disease improved on a wheat-free diet. After a brief look at the research, we come across

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The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance

Just read this book the other day, The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance, by Jeff Volek and Stephen Finney. Volek is a prominent dietary researcher, as well as an athlete, and Phinney is

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Synthetic fecal transplants

Stool substitute transplant therapy for the eradication of Clostridium difficile infection: ‘RePOOPulating’ the gut AbstractBackgroundFecal bacteriotherapy (‘stool transplant’) can be effective

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Alternative autism treatments

A Review of Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders Abstract Given the severe and chronic problems associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the limitations of

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Is food addiction a cause of obesity?

Obesity and the brain: how convincing is the addiction model? AbstractAn increasingly influential perspective conceptualizes both obesity and overeating as a food addiction accompanied by corresponding

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Low-carb research round up

Dr. Steve Parker has an excellent round-up of recent research on the efficacy and health benefits of low-carb and Mediterranean style diets, here. Added: Dr. Parker also has a post detailing why saturated

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Accuracy of Body Mass Index

Accuracy of Body Mass Index to Diagnose Obesity In the US Adult Population AbstractBackground Body mass index (BMI) is the most widely used measure to diagnose obesity. However, the diagnostic accuracy

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BCAAs and anxiety

Branched-chain amino acids alter neurobehavioral function in rats. Obesity is associated with mood disorders, but underlying mechanisms are not well understood. We have recently described a strong association

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