The popular story of how low-carb diets work goes something like this: Reducing your carbohydrate...
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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.
This bacteria links arthritis to Crohn’s disease.
Tobacco use may not be healthy, but some methods of consumption are far worse than others.
Male-type brains linked to higher autism risk in females.
Not smoking, drinking little or no alcohol, avoiding weight gain, and exercising regularly all reduce cancer risk.
Parkinson’s patients should definitely exercise.
Getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy doesn’t seem to reduce autism risk in your offspring.
Over 700 genes determine height.
More dietary protein, less breast cancer recurrence.
Banking extra sleep before sleep deprivation improves physical performance.
As agriculture spread, dog amylase genes changed to enable more starch consumption. Or was the causation flipped, with farro-hungry Fidos forcing owners to adopt agriculture with sad dog eyes?
True psychopaths aren’t all that bright.
The evolution of short sleep duration in humans may have left us vulnerable to Alzheimer’s.
The link between the gut and hypertension.
Episode 152: Dr. Cate Shanahan Part 2: Dr. Cate and host Brad Kearns continue the conversation from last week.
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There’s strong evidence that eating foods high in flavonoids can stave off death.
Vitamin B12 toothpaste improves B12 status in vegans. Another option is to put raw beef liver in your socks while you sleep.
Humans were in North America at least 24,000 years ago.
Eating Brazil nuts and drinking green tea improves biomarkers related to colorectal cancer.
Alcohol makes it harder for mice to forget scary memories (imagine what it does for PTSD patients).
Leg pressing improves balance more than squatting (though both are effective).
Creatine emerges as a novel treatment for Crohn’s disease.
Inuit cold tolerance may have come from the Denisovans.
The Great Lakes get dumped with 1000 metric tons of plastic each year.
Birds living in variable environments have bigger brains.
Sprint triathletes who switched over to a low-volume, high-intensity running program improved their triathlon performance by increasing muscle power.
Most depressed people never seek help.
Vitamin D helps people with cystic fibrosis.
Researchers reverse aging in mice and human cells. I’d take an immortal pet mouse. Why not?
Flickering light could help Alzheimer’s patients.
Spanish tapas, circa 1.2 million years ago.
Eccentric training (lowering the weight) increases flexibility by decreasing muscle stiffness and increasing tendon stiffness.
Resistance training in a low-oxygen environment enhances strength gains.
Researchers found an actual dinosaur tail with real feathers encased in amber.
Tibetan dogs have wolf genes that enable high-altitude living.
Giving coconut oil to heart disease patients as their staple cooking fat is totally safe.
Researchers recommend more testing of diets with low omega-6/omega-3 ratios for bipolar disorder.