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Weekend Link Love – Edition 190

Dogs: man’s best friend and Neandertal’s worst nightmare? A recent article [1] in the Atlantic explains how dogs might have helped us beat the Neandertals.

Meet Chris Sturdy [2], chickadee-conversationalist [3] (they have regional accents!) and Primal eater (which he’s incorporated into a health studies course he teaches at the University of Alberta).

A high-fructose diet made rats remarkably stupid and unable to easily navigate a maze (the rodent version of an IQ test), while adding omega-3s counteracted this effect [4].

The Art of Manliness recently published a nice introductory guide to barefoot running [5]. I look forward to seeing hordes of bow tie-wearing, straight razor-shaving, corn cob pipe-chomping barefoot runners.

This just in [6]: higher HDL for higher HDL’s sake may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Maybe, just maybe, it’s the lifestyle that usually associates with said levels. Nah, that couldn’t be it.

Mice kept to an eight-hour feeding window ate as much food as a control group of mice fed round-the-clock, but they remained slim [7] (with less inflammation and liver damage) while the controls got obese. Somewhere, Martin Berkhan is digging into a celebratory cheesecake.

McDonalds has just unleashed the McVegan [8]. “Cruelty free,” they say, but I’m not so sure.

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Time Capsule

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Comment of the Week

I can’t wait until science “Jurassic Park’s” some Aurochs.

– The comment [13] is gold (and I completely agree), but the name – Paleo Bon Rurgundy – is even better.