The popular story of how low-carb diets work goes something like this: Reducing your carbohydrate...
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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.
Episode 161: Helen Marshall: Host Elle Russ chats with Helen Marshall, who used Primal living to overcome debilitating digestive issues and now runs a global health coach service, produces a line of Primal Alternatives to the foods we used to love (and franchises it out to other people), all from 100 kangaroo-strewn acres in the Australian bush.
Is 15,000 steps a better target than 10,000?
Why there’s nothing like a good storm.
Watch the precise moment a plankton eats plastic.
Woman dies after receiving IV turmeric for eczema. Just eat it, folks.
Australian researchers have reversed cell aging and extended a mouse’s lifespan (and healthspan) by 20% using an enzymatic precursor.
The NBA runs on PB&Js.
Cornell’s famous food lab is under fire for fabricated research.
In natural selection, “the fittest” doesn’t necessarily mean “the most ruthless and physically dominant.”
Spiders eat as much animal food as all the humans on earth.
Smoothies might make you fuller for longer.
Ticket deal you should get on: Paleo f(x) 2017 is coming, and the organizers have a ticket flash sale for early adopters going through March 31.
Stat I didn’t like: Today’s men are weaker than their fathers were at the same age.
I couldn’t stop laughing: Fake strongmen on local morning news shows.
One year ago (Mar 26– Apr 1)
“I picked up 21 chicks that walked through my yard last April and put them in a cage (don’t think anyone missed them) but it wasn’t until they were freed and allowed to start finding their own food and spaces that they started laying. Now they sleep in the pomerac tree and eat anything they can find or that’s tossed out the kitchen window. We still feed them occasionally with the factory feed but that’s more to ensure that they can still be tempted back into the coop in the event that they stop laying and need to be curried instead.”
– Interesting thoughts from Stephen Sankarsingh.
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.
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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