Research of the Week
Canola oil worsens memory and learning  in mice with Alzheimer’s disease.
When the Inuit began “markedly increas[ing]” their sugar and refined carb intake, diabetes and heart disease shot up .
Keto without exercise beats  standard American diet with exercise.
In only 24 hours, just by playing games against itself, a new AI learned chess, go, and Japanese chess from scratch  and destroyed world-champion expert computer programs in each game.
Playing Super Mario 64 increases grey matter  in the brains of older adults.
The Tsimané people of Boliva are definitely not helicopter parents .
Kids born during the temperance movement ended up  with greater educational attainment.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 199: Dr. Ken Berry : Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Ken Berry about his new book, Lies My Doctor Told Me . Turns out the medical industry is rife with myths and falsehoods, even though most doctors mean well.
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Interesting Blog Posts
People shouldn’t “just accept” that loss of neurons is an inevitable part of aging .
Why “not even wrong” pseudoscience gets published .
NPR covers  light therapy for bipolar.
Alaskan wood frogs take cold exposure  extremely seriously.
The Asian restaurant chain PF Chang’s is coming to China… as an American bistro .
Art isn’t optional .
How a low-carb/high-fat diet might actually be lower in fat  than a standard American diet.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
I’m not surprised: Nootropic supplement loses to caffeine .
Study that I found very interesting: Among Filipino hunter-gatherers, the best storytellers have the most children .
Question I’m pondering: Should authors of nutritional studies declare their personal dietary beliefs ?
I’m wondering the same thing: Is it time to retire conventional cholesterol tests ?
Always a good read: Richard Lehman’s reviews of the BMJ .
One year ago (Dec 10– Dec 16)
- 14 Weird Plant Bits and Where to Find Them: Foraging Ethnic Markets  – Branch out, get weird.
- The Importance of Balance—and 15 Ways to Enhance and Preserve It  – How and why you should learn to not fall.
Comment of the Week
“I choose not to believe the this thing about the yetis.”
– I’m of the same mind, wildgrok . The kid in me really wants to believe.