The popular story of how low-carb diets work goes something like this: Reducing your carbohydrate...
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Sleeping pills linked to death, even after controlling for pre-existing poor health.
Meanwhile, despite all the warnings to the contrary, supplements are not.
Intense exercise inhibits muscle aging.
Psychedelics really do open up your mind.
Chronic sleep deprivation batters bone formation.
After telling no lies and being completely honest in every conversation for three days, people discovered that “being honest is far more pleasurable, leads to greater levels of social connection, and does less relational harm than” expected.
Food smells better when you’re sleep-deprived.
If you’ve got metabolic syndrome, better eat your avocados.
Cannibalism was more ritual than nutritional. We’re too hard to catch and too stringy.
Exposure to common flame retardants may increase the risk of thyroid cancer.
Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic efficacy.
After Tennessee shut down two nuclear plants and coal burning picked up the slack, infant health in the immediate vicinity suffered.
There’s no strong evidence that smartphones have lasting effects on how we think.
But just having one in the same room as you impairs your cognitive capacity.
Chimps hear music but they don’t hear it, man.
Heart disease patients who were intolerant to statins had more cardiovascular events than those taking statins, but they also lived longer.
The house mouse is at least 15,000 years old.
Daily tea may protect against cognitive decline.
Agriculture changed fatty acid conversion genes.
Elderly women who start taking statins have an increased risk of developing diabetes (just what they need!).
Climbing stairs for 3 minutes after each meal improves glucose control in type 2 diabetics.
Stress alters gut bacteria (in mice). Altering it back improves stress resilience.
Alcohol may not actually help fight heart disease.
Drinking blueberry concentrate boosts cognitive function in older folks.
Americans are having less sex.
“Surprisingly, plasma Lp(a) concentrations increased in a stepwise fashion as SFA was reduced.”
Prebiotics help overweight and obese kids control appetite.
Social eating—especially at night—facilitates social bonding.
Anti-smoking ads that use nostalgia are more effective than ads that use shame.
For people with the rarest and most severe form of epilepsy, keto might be the best option.
Fasting regenerates the pancreas in diabetic mice.
Compressed eating windows work in young men who lift heavy.
In women, red meat deficiency may lead to depression.
Drinking sugary beverages every day only makes you want them more.
Bronze Age women had a thing for steppe horsemen.
Turns out that humans display a ton of biological and psychological diversity.
Dogs know when you’re being selfish, and they don’t like it.
Baltic hunter-gatherers developed agriculture without outside influence.
Using alcohol to sleep isn’t such a good idea.
Salmonella may have killed the Aztec empire.