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Weekend Link Love – Edition 460

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Preformed vitamin D, the kind found in eggs, fish, and meat, is about 5 times as bioactive as vitamin D3. This makes animal foods a rich source of vitamin D and may explain why human skin lightened after the adoption of agriculture—so they could replace the vitamin D they no longer got from hunted meat.

Deficiencies of carnitine (a nutrient found in meat) may explain some autism cases.

Some people may be overdoing vitamin D supplementation.

Given a prompt, airport visitors are more likely to walk than ride the people-mover.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 459

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
A fourth Denisovan appears.

Regular meditation helps athletes endure interval training.

“Edible” oils may partially explain the South Asian diabetes epidemic.

When autophagy slows, cellular aging accelerates.

Taking 5 kilograms of broccoli crammed into a single pill is great for a diabetic’s blood sugar numbers.

Our relationship to the Neanderthals just got even more complicated.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 458

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
More research shows that chocolate is good for cognition.

A skull cult at Gobekli Tepe. Why can’t I join a skull cult?

Now this is a depression treatment I love: bouldering.

Identical workouts have different effects on mood depending on whether you’re indoors or outdoors. I’ll let you guess which setting gives the best results.

Scientists just ran seven different replication studies of the original power pose research. All of them failed to replicate.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 457

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Seasonality may have driven the development of agriculture.

Even seated upper body activity suffices to break up sedentary time.

Old Japanese women who eat the most protein and high-antioxidant foods are the least frail.

Low-carb diets work well at getting type 2 diabetics off their meds, even left to their own devices with only occasional assistance from remote clinicians.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 457

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
High cholesterol, lower Parkinson’s risk.

Cities are evolutionary hotspots.

19-year-olds are as sedentary as 60-year-olds.

Bariatric surgery creates an entirely new microbiome.

Many surgeries rely on the placebo effect.

Fried potato consumption raises mortality risk. Is it the potatoes, the frying, or the oil?

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 456

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Moderate drinking emerges as a risk factor for cognitive decline.

We’re not even close to understanding the biological control of appetite.

If you’re going to take milk protein after lifting, 9 grams is the absolute minimum (and more is better).

New drugs are being fast-tracked without adequate testing.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 455

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Coffee boosts your workout, even if you drink the stuff all the time.

Farming selected for genetic variants that increase conversion of plant fats into long-chained fats.

New mummy data reveals that ancient Egyptian genetics were more closely related to Middle Eastern and European populations than Central African ones.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 454

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Statins don’t help older adults, and they may even lead to higher mortality.

A 3-egg-a-day, low-carb diet helps older adults lose visceral fat, improve metabolic health, lower triglycerides, and raise HDL.

Fennel is great for post-menopausal women (PDF).

Physical strength predicts political leaning in men.

Eating more salt causes you to preserve water and drink less.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 453

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Bright light in the morning leads to better sleep at night.

Using growls, “dogs may communicate honestly their size and inner state in a serious contest situation, while manipulatively in more uncertain defensive and playful contexts.”

UVA exposure and vitamin D3 levels, not sunburns or UVB, seem to mediate the risk of melanoma.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 452

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
If you believe organic or local foods taste better, they will.

Exercise reduces aging at the cellular level.

Coffee and wine appear to be good for gut biome diversity.

Meniscus surgery increases the risk of knee replacement.

Compared to a high-fiber diet, a MUFA-rich diet reduced liver fat and increased liver insulin sensitivity.

Noisy knees could presage arthritis.

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