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Weekend Link Love — Edition 475

Research of the Week

Muscle strength predicts [1] health outcomes in older folks.

Women who are too skinny may risk early menopause [2].

A daily cold shower is good for [3] your psychological health.

We intuitively know [4] how many lay opinions it takes to outweigh an expert’s opinion.

Contrary to previous results, a new study [5] finds no evidence that women’s preference for facial masculinity changes with their hormonal status.

Type 2 diabetics who restrict carbs and walk after meals see improved glucose tolerance and endothelial function [6].

Mild cold exposure lowers insulin [7].

A rosemary polyphenol increases muscle glucose uptake and activates AMPK [8].

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 192: Mark Sisson and Joe De Sena [9]: I chat with Joe De Sena, creator and founder of the world-famous Spartan Race.

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here [10] so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

Is there consciousness after death [12]?

Lyme disease may trigger celiac [13].

Media, Schmedia

Recipe writers often lie [14] about how long it takes to caramelize onions. Why?

Some NBA players are going vegan and vegetarian [15]. Curious to see how it goes for them.

Everything Else

Amazon drones to deliver [16] statins directly to gaping mouths.

CRISPR 2.0 is here [17], and it’s apparently better than ever.

Migraines may be a self-defense mechanism [18] against oxidative stress.

42% of American kids under the age of 8 have tablets [19].

The US wastes [20] about 50% of its healthcare spending.

Will you worship an AI god [21]?

See? Sprinting can save your life [22].

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcast I dug doing: The one with Thor Conklin [23] where I discussed achieving mental clarity.

Podcast I dug listening to: Krista Tipett interviews [24] physician Atul Gawande about what makes life worth living (and ending).

Study that didn’t surprise me: Patients who used statins were more likely to develop diabetes over ten years [25], even after controlling for baseline diabetic markers.

Article I’m reading: “How evolution designed your fear [26]

News I did not enjoy: Roundup is showing up in people’s blood [27].

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 29 – Nov 4)

Comment of the Week

I agree with the wolf in the cartoon, and I react like that regarding other things as well, such as babies in covered strollers. But coudn’t you also direct the ‘The hell is he doing?’ towards the guy doin 5 sprints at the beach with small breaks in between?

-Got me there, Troels [32].