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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 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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Weekend Link Love – Edition 441

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Chronic cardio linked to low libido in men.

Compressed eating windows work in young men who lift heavy.

In women, red meat deficiency may lead to depression.

Drinking sugary beverages every day only makes you want them more.

Bronze Age women had a thing for steppe horsemen.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 439

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
This bacteria links arthritis to Crohn’s disease.

Tobacco use may not be healthy, but some methods of consumption are far worse than others.

Male-type brains linked to higher autism risk in females.

Smokers should switch to vaping.

Not smoking, drinking little or no alcohol, avoiding weight gain, and exercising regularly all reduce cancer risk.

Parkinson’s patients should definitely exercise.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 438

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Folks need more vitamin E.

Getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy doesn’t seem to reduce autism risk in your offspring.

We sleep to forget.

Dogs lose weight on low-carb diets, too.

Over 700 genes determine height.

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