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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 42

Research of the Week
Findings from a new meta-analysis of vitamin D studies: D3 better than D2, D protective against cancer.

Keto is looking quite promising for cancer.

Among children with a genetic proclivity toward celiac disease, eating more gluten than average increases the risk of developing celiac.

Animal milk is better for the environment than plant milk.

Social exclusion makes the room seem darker.

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 41

Research of the Week
Even without weight loss, a high-protein, low-carb diet improves glucose tolerance and lowers liver fat in type 2 diabetics.

As fasting glucose ticks upward, so does pancreatic cancer incidence.

Just 12.2% of American adults have optimal (biologically appropriate) metabolic health.

Kids take it all in.

Stress interferes with the mother-child bond.

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 40

Research of the Week
12 weeks on a ketogenic diet normalized metabolic and psychological health markers in a 65-year-old woman who’d had type 2 diabetes and clinical depression for 26 years.

The magic of kefir.

Rewiring the brain with gratitude.

Higher protein intakes may save senior bone health.

Oh, good! They’re making “advances” in tech for reducing the cholesterol content of egg yolks.

How sleep loss tanks memory.

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 39

Research of the Week
Why marathoners hit the wall.

For women, the smell of a newborn triggers a dopamine rush in brain reward centers.

Resistance training for older adults: a position statement.

Trees keep nearby stumps alive.

Early hominids breast fed as long as six years.

If you eat a standard American diet, nuts may help your nuts.

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 38

Research of the Week
Weight lifting without weights… works?

Exercise fights off Alzheimer’s.

Capping medical resident training hours at 80 per week didn’t hurt patients.

When you train to failure, the load and volume don’t matter.

Now they’re considering a saturated fat tax.

Swapping out dairy fat for plant fat results in a reduction in key nutrients.

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 37

Research of the Week
A very low carb high fat diet fails to impair exercise performance.

During immobility, heat treatment maintains muscle mitochondrial activity and staves off atrophy.

Lifting weights while you diet leads to almost exclusively body fat loss.

High maternal HbA1c linked to autism.

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 36

Research of the Week
Agriculture (and increased availability of carbohydrates) increased the frequency of genes controlling blood sugar. People with the ancestral version of the gene have an easier time maintaining blood sugar while fasting but tend to have more trouble controlling blood sugar after carb consumption.

For the first time ever, scientists directly observe the transfer of RNA from an animal’s brain to its sperm and onto its offspring. Is this the mechanism for transgenerational inheritance?

Trigger warnings don’t actually help students reduce stress or learn any better but they make students believe in their efficacy.

Pesticide exposure linked to increased depression in teens.

We once walked with (or ran from…or ate) birds as big as elephants.

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 35

Research of the Week
In a study paid for by Impossible Foods, a novel yeast product used in the meat-less Impossible Burger was found to trigger weight gain and raise blood markers related to kidney disease in rats.

Researchers discover DMT-making neurons.

Smoking cigarettes is associated with negative changes in personality.

Antidepressant usage linked to an increase in suicide.

Giving elite runners’ gut microbes to mice made the mice more athletic.

Type 2 diabetics who lower their cholesterol may suffer more diabetic polyneuropathy.

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 34

Research of the Week
Traditional fishing practices beat conventional wisdom.

Body fat is directly linked to heart disease.

Dogs evolved special facial muscles so they could manipulate our emotions.

Eating more protein via red meat is good for obese seniors.

Fertilizer is responsible for way more methane than livestock.

Food deserts cannot explain obesity.

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 33

Research of the Week
Distracting yourself to get through unpleasant but important activities doesn’t work.

Cereal is still full of glyphosate.

How estrogen protects bone.

A very low-carb diet is effective and sustainable (over 2 years) for type 2 diabetics.

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