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Weekend Link Love – Edition 451

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome are likely to have imbalanced gut bacteria.

CRISPR was just used to kill HIV in live animals.

The pill that increases endurance capacity (in mice).

We’re using too much sunscreen.

Marriage tanks testosterone.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 450

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Researchers figured out a way to extract and test ancient human DNA from cave dirt.

Via ghrelin, hunger may promote the growth of new brain cells.

Grandma’s optimal post-workout meal: salmon.

Vegetarianism is a risk factor for gallstone disease.

Human brains in the presence of urban environments can’t relax, even if the humans they’re attached to grew up in cities.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 449

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Nuts are good snacks.

Sleeping pills linked to death, even after controlling for pre-existing poor health.

Meanwhile, despite all the warnings to the contrary, supplements are not.

Intense exercise inhibits muscle aging.

Psychedelics really do open up your mind.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 448

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Chronic sleep deprivation batters bone formation.

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages as they grow makes mice more aggressive.

After telling no lies and being completely honest in every conversation for three days, people discovered that “being honest is far more pleasurable, leads to greater levels of social connection, and does less relational harm than” expected.

Food smells better when you’re sleep-deprived.

If you’ve got metabolic syndrome, better eat your avocados.

Cannibalism was more ritual than nutritional. We’re too hard to catch and too stringy.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 447

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Exposure to common flame retardants may increase the risk of thyroid cancer.

Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic efficacy.

Sex differences in brain structure.

After Tennessee shut down two nuclear plants and coal burning picked up the slack, infant health in the immediate vicinity suffered.

There’s no strong evidence that smartphones have lasting effects on how we think.

But just having one in the same room as you impairs your cognitive capacity.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 446

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Marathons are hard on the kidneys.

Chimps hear music but they don’t hear it, man.

Heart disease patients who were intolerant to statins had more cardiovascular events than those taking statins, but they also lived longer.

The house mouse is at least 15,000 years old.

Daily tea may protect against cognitive decline.

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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.

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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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