Archive Monthly Archives: May 2013

Can long-term antidepressant use worsen depression?

One of the things I learned from a very good book called Anatomy of an Epidemic is that in the old days, when psychiatric drugs were few to nearly non-existent, many patients fared better than they do

READ MORE

Glucose restriction and life extension

Glucose restriction extends Caenorhabditis elegans life span by inducing mitochondrial respiration and increasing oxidative stress. Schulz TJ, Zarse K, Voigt A, Urban N, Birringer M, Ristow M.SourceDepartment

READ MORE

New paper by Ristow group on mitochondrial hormesis

Mitochondrial hormesis links low-dose arsenite exposure to lifespan extension. Schmeisser S, Schmeisser K, Weimer S, Groth M, Priebe S, Fazius E, Kuhlow D, Pick D, Einax JW, Guthke R, Platzer M, Zarse

READ MORE

Don’t eat tofu if you want a functioning brain

Brain Aging and Midlife Tofu Consumption Objective: To examine associations of midlife tofu consumption with brain function and structural changes in late life. Methods: The design utilized surviving participants

READ MORE

Loss of Virility Associated with Soy and Veganism

In my book on chronic fatigue, a key point is the deleterious effects of inadequate protein in the diet. This is the main reason veganism is a bad health strategy. Some people have to learn this the hard

READ MORE

Aggressive dominance and testosterone

The relation between dominance, anger, and hormones in normally aging men: results from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study. A Gray, D N Jackson and J B McKinlay+ Author Affiliations New England Research

READ MORE

DHEA supplementation in older men and women

Effects of replacement dose of dehydroepiandrosterone in men and women of advancing age. Aging in humans is accompanied by a progressive decline in the secretion of the adrenal androgens dehydroepiandrosterone

READ MORE

Men’s music ability and attractiveness to women in a real-life courtship context

Men’s music ability and attractiveness to women in a real-life courtship context Abstract This experiment tested the assumption that music plays a role in sexual selection. Three hundred young women

READ MORE

Cancer mortality and elevation

Cancer mortality, state mean elevations, and other selected predictors. This ecological inquiry compares cancer mortality rates in the U.S. to the predictor of natural background radiation (via land elevation

READ MORE

Small γ-Ray Doses Prevent Rather than Increase Lung Tumors in Mice.

Small γ-Ray Doses Prevent Rather than Increase Lung Tumors in Mice. We show evidence for low doses of γ rays preventing spontaneous hyperplastic foci and adenomas in the lungs of mice, presumably via

READ MORE