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Weekend Link Love — Edition 522

Research of the Week
Researchers discover the neuron circuit that directly connects the brain to the gut.

Antidepressants work way better if the patient exhibits elevated inflammatory markers.

MDMA shows promise against social anxiety in autistic adults.

Reduced cardiovascular mortality, increased all-cause mortality.

Higher maternal gluten intake during pregnancy, increased risk of type 1 diabetes in offspring.

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 521

Research of the Week
Ride a coaster, pass a stone.

Get your intensity high enough and you don’t need more than 15-20 minutes in the weight room.

In people with familial hypercholesterolemia, inherited coagulation factors are more important than cholesterol levels.

If you’re going to consume grains, make them liquified and fermented.

Keto prevents liver cancers from forming, doesn’t stop existing ones from progressing.

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 520

Research of the Week
Insulin suppression enhances weight loss.

Good things—like higher incomes—come to those who wait.

Interestified soybean oil isn’t any healthier than regular soybean oil.

Kids who drank colostrum higher in omega-3 DHA and lower in omega-6 linoleic acid ended up with higher IQs.

Doing breakfast 90 minutes later and dinner 90 minutes earlier than usual was enough to lower body fat.

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 519

Research of the Week
A few potential drivers of brain aging.

“People who consumed a diet emphasising fruit, vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish, dairy products and meat had the lowest risks of cardiovascular disease and early death.” This quote was so good I even left the terrible British English spelling of “emphasizing” intact.

Cave bear DNA found in modern brown bears. Also, cave bears were mostly vegetarian.

Psychiatric diseases are a potentially unavoidable byproduct of our large, complex brains.

Mushrooms are excellent prebiotics.

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 518

Research of the Week
Olympic gold medalists die earlier than silver medalists (on average).

Despite increased HPV vaccine uptake, HPV-related cancers are on the rise.

Cardio and weight lifting have different effects on our hormones (so do both).

If you’re sensitive to alcohol, you might be sensitive to sleep deprivation, too.

Sun exposure alters gut bacteria independent of vitamin D.

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 517

Research of the Week
Breastfeeding for six months protects against dental malocclusion.

Roundup Ready… breakfast cereal?

A weak grip spells health troubles for everyone.

Taking DMT mimics the near death experience.

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 516

Research of the Week
Sugar may alter collagen synthesis in the joints, increasing the risk of osteoarthritis.

Homo erectus: “YOLO!!”

US pollution levels have dropped dramatically.

More religious parents, fewer suicidal thoughts.

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 515

Research of the Week
“Good cholesterol” may not be so good in postmenopausal women.

The path to a man’s heart is through his gut bacteria.

60% of babies born worldwide fail to breastfeed within the first hour, missing a crucial window of nutrition.

Giving doctors a little “nudge” triples statin prescription rates.

Using ultrasound to open the blood brain barrier in Alzheimer’s patients could enable delivery of helpful drugs.

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 514

Research of the Week
Replacing some linoleic acid with omega-3s reduces liver fat and oxidative stress.

The long term economic impacts of salt iodization in the United States (were good).

Cornflakes spike glucose (more than you think).

Cat poop parasite may boost entrepreneurialism. I smell a new supplement.

Plastics could be altering male genitalia.

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 513

Research of the Week
Swapping out carbs for nuts does wonders.

Doctors don’t listen to and often interrupt their patients.

Young kids innately malign free riders.

Self-esteem peaks at age 60 and doesn’t decline until age 70.

The “obesity paradox” is explained by low-lean mass, not low-fat mass. “Extra” muscle is healthy, extra body fat is still bad for you.

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