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No Obesity Paradox

The obesity paradox encompasses the fact that a body mass index (BMI) in the overweight category appears to correlate with the lowest death rate. The optimal BMI in studies that have found this ranges

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Sun damage to skin is mediated by iron

I recently wrote about how excess iron accumulates in the skin of older, post-menopausal women, and this may be the cause of wrinkled skin. This post extends that observation that sun damage to skin is

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Reader Survey

In order to get a better idea of who my readers are and what they want, please take the following reader survey. It’s just 6 questions. Feel free to leave a comment too.

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Does Fungal Infection Cause Alzheimer’s?

Some scientists have proposed infection as a cause of Alzheimer’s disease, and now a group of researchers may have retrieved the smoking gun: Different Brain Regions are Infected with Fungi in Alzheimer’s

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Curse of the High IQ

If you read this site, I’m guessing you’re more intelligent than average. Most normies aren’t interested in the kind of geeky science we discuss here. Assuming you are more intelligent

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Coffee, tea, and red wine prevent disease

Coffee, tea, and red wine all have notable health benefits, lowering risk of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer in epidemiological and lab animal studies. There’s been a lot of debate as to how

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Jerome L. Sullivan, father of the iron hypothesis of heart disease

(There’s no Wikipedia page for this man, something I thought ridiculous, so someone suggested that I write one. I wrote a short piece with a couple of references, and it was rejected as Dr. Sullivan

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Nothing to lose but your man boobs

Awhile I back I wrote a post, Most people in the gym are not even trying, about the relative merits of aerobic exercise (“cardio”) and weightlifting, and I expanded the theme into a book,

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Iron shrinks the brain

Iron, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s Iron in the brain plays an important and perhaps leading role in both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases as well as in aging generally. Measured

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The Best Probiotic

Someone asked me awhile back what I thought was the best probiotic, so here’s my answer. Probiotics are supplements that contain bacteria that are deemed gut-friendly. People take them for a number

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