All posts by P. D. Mangan

Now Antidepressant-Induced Chronic Depression Has a Name: Tardive Dysphoria

Psychiatric drugs perturb neurotransmitter pathways in the brain, and in response to that perturbation, the brain undergoes a series of compensatory adaptations in an effort to maintain normal functioning

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No Link Between XMRV and Chronic Fatigue

http://the-scientist.com/2011/09/22/again-no-xmrv-chronic-fatigue-link/ The presence of a mouse leukemia virus is not correlated with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a study published today

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Fitness and Values

On the effort needed to look good: I find it fascinating that it’s often the same people who tell you “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover” in regards to a less than physical ideal (being polite)

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Vitamin D and Early Menarche

Vitamin D deficiency and age at menarche: a prospective study Background: Early menarche is a risk factor for cardiometabolic disease and cancer. Latitude, which influences sun exposure, is inversely related

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Leucine and Weightlifting

Leucine-enriched essential amino acid supplementation during moderate steady state exercise enhances postexercise muscle protein synthesis Abstract Background: The effects of essential amino acid (EAA)

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Are Smart People Getting Smarter?

Are Smart People Getting Smarter? The effect was found in the top 5% at a rate similar to the general distribution, providing evidence for the first time that the entire curve is likely increasing at

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The End of Blood Donations

Researchers successfully perform first injection of cultured red blood cells in human donor (WASHINGTON, September 1, 2011) – For the first time, researchers have successfully injected cultured red blood

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Zinc cures the common cold?

Zinc lozenges as cure for the common cold – A review and hypothesis (pdf) George A. Eby III * A 7-day reduction in duration of common colds was shown by Eby et al. in 1984 using 23 mg zinc gluconate

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More on Chocolate and Health

From the BMJ: Chocolate consumption and cardiometabolic disorders: systematic review and meta-analysis Results From 4576 references seven studies met the inclusion criteria (including 114 009 participants).

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UV radiation suppresses experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis independent of vitamin D production

UV radiation suppresses experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis independent of vitamin D production Becklund BR, Severson KS, Vang SV, DeLuca HF.Source Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin,

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Dietary Supplementation and Cachexia

Dietary supplementation with a specific combination of high protein, leucine, and fish oil improves muscle function and daily activity in tumour-bearing cachectic mice. van Norren K, Kegler D, Argilés

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Tocopherol and CoQ10 Shorten Lifespan in Yeast

The lipophilic antioxidants α-tocopherol and coenzyme Q10 reduce the replicative lifespan of Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Yuen Ting Lama, Roland Stockerb and Ian W. Dawesa, Corresponding Author Contact Information,

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Decreased glutathione in psychiatric disorders

Decreased levels of glutathione, the major brain antioxidant, in post-mortem prefrontal cortex from patients with psychiatric disorders Gawryluk JW, Wang JF, Andreazza AC, Shao L, Young LT.Source Department

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Recovery from resistance training session takes 6 days

6-day resistance training recovery: Recovery after heavy resistance exercise and skeletal muscle androgen receptor and insulin-like growth factor-I isoform expression in strength trained men. The effects

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Chocolate and Exercise

(-)-EPICATECHIN ENHANCES FATIGUE RESISTANCE AND OXIDATIVE CAPACITY IN MOUSE MUSCLE. Nogueira L, Ramirez-Sanchez I, Perkins GA, Murphy A, Taub PR, Ceballos G, Villarreal FJ, Hogan MC, Malek MH.Source University

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Sleep Deprivation Therapy for Depression

Sleep deprivation combined with consecutive sleep phase advance as a fast-acting therapy in depression: an open pilot trial in medicated and unmedicated patients. Berger M, Vollmann J, Hohagen F, König

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