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Weekly Link Love — Edition 94

Research of the Week
The American College of Cardiology reassesses its stance on saturated fats.

Psychological stress makes it harder to recover from DOMS.

How a person uses their smartphone can reveal aspects of their personality.

Dietary lectins travel from the gut to the brain of C. elegans worms. Potential Parkinson’s explanation?

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 93

Research of the Week
More evidence of admixture with ancient hominids.

Vegan and vegetarian weaning of infants is a real bad idea with potentially lasting effects.

In middle aged people, taking 5 grams of collagen every day improved language function and appeared to alter brain structure.

Using a very-low-carb ketogenic diet to reverse super high triglycerides.

Yogic pranayama breathing exercises have remarkable effects on anxiety and negative effect.

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Coronavirus Update: New Developments on COVID-19

It’s been a couple months since I did a post explicitly about COVID-19, or SARS-COV2, or coronavirus, and since the pandemic is still happening and is on everyone’s mind, I’m going to do another one today. This time, I’m going to do a big picture look at where we stand on transmission risks, reinfections, immunity, and what I think we need to keep in mind as we go forward.

Where do we stand with coronavirus?

How is it transmitted—and how can we avoid it?

What’s the deal with herd immunity?

What are my thoughts on the biggest challenges yet to come?

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Weekly Link Love – Edition 74

Research of the Week
Even medical students touch their face dozens of times each hour, almost 50% of the time a mucous membrane.

A clinical trial is underway looking at the effect of chloroquine on coronavirus.

A neutrophil:lymphocyte ratio indicative of insulin resistance predicts severe illness in COVID-19 cases.

ACE inhibitors and coronavirus.

Dairy appears to promote better bone mineralization in post-menopausal women.

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Weekly Link Love – Edition 73

Research of the Week
Malaria drug shows promise against coronavirus.

Coronavirus shows different levels of stability on different surfaces.

Coronavirus patients may have lower cholesterol. No word on causation—could very well be that infection decreases cholesterol.

A study in Thailand finds that hospitalized coronavirus patients tend to have low potassium levels.

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Weekly Link Love – Edition 72

Research of the Week
High blood pressure makes the coronavirus more dangerous.

How maternal obesity affects the offspring.

In women with PCOS, those going low-carb have better insulin sensitivity.

Homo erectus was probably really good at persistence hunting without water.

Dietary salt mitigates the damaging metabolic effects of a high-rice diet in rodents.

Low-calorie keto is safe for obese patients with mild kidney failure who want to lose weight.

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