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Weekend Link Love – Edition 445

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

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.

Good sleep is like winning the lottery.

NEW PRIMAL BLUEPRINT PODCASTS


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.

INTERESTING BLOG POSTS

How hot baths and other forms of “passive heating” can have surprisingly beneficial effects.

Is 15,000 steps a better target than 10,000?

Why there’s nothing like a good storm.

MEDIA, SCHMEDIA

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.

EVERYTHING ELSE

The NBA runs on PB&Js.

Cornell’s famous food lab is under fire for fabricated research.

The evolution of brain depictions.

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.

THINGS I’M UP TO AND INTERESTED IN

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.

Two views on a fundamentally “human” ability—empathy: Paul Bloom’s (“against”) and a new paper from Penn State.

Story I loved: 91-year-old woman gets cancer diagnosis, skips chemo, decides to go on epic 12-month road trip.

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.

RECIPE CORNER

TIME CAPSULE

One year ago (Mar 26– Apr 1)

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

“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.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 444

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Stress alters gut bacteria (in mice). Altering it back improves stress resilience.

How space affects the brain.

Alcohol may not actually help fight heart disease.

Probiotics increase polyphenol absorption.

Rituals improve kids’ executive functioning.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 443

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

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.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 442

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Your back really could be killing you.

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.

Pregnant women should avoid licorice.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 441

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Chronic cardio linked to low libido in men.

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.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 440

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

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.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 439

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

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.

Smokers should switch to vaping.

Not smoking, drinking little or no alcohol, avoiding weight gain, and exercising regularly all reduce cancer risk.

Parkinson’s patients should definitely exercise.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 438

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Folks need more vitamin E.

Getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy doesn’t seem to reduce autism risk in your offspring.

We sleep to forget.

Dogs lose weight on low-carb diets, too.

Over 700 genes determine height.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 437

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

300 cups of coffee is excessive.

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?

Grazing can speed up aging.

But honey, it’s science!”

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 436

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

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.

Farmed salmon is losing omega-3s.

NEW PRIMAL BLUEPRINT PODCASTS

Episode 152: Dr. Cate Shanahan Part 2: Dr. Cate and host Brad Kearns continue the conversation from last week.

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.

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