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Weekend Link Love — Edition 485

Research of the Week

Obese or overweight black people with vitamin deficiencies who took 4000 IUs of vitamin D—six times the recommended dose—saw rapid reductions in arterial stiffness [1].

Some people are immune [2] to CRISPR gene modification.

Acetaldehyde, a toxic metabolite of alcohol, damages the DNA of stem cells [3].

A genetic predisposition toward greater insulin responses increases the risk of obesity [4].

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 207: Mark Sisson and Robb Wolf [5]: I get together with Robb to answer some listener questions and talk about what we’ve been up to.

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 [6] so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

What’s the evolutionary purpose [7] of gods?

The epigenetic power of postnatal contact [8]. Or, why you should touch, nurse, carry, and wear your babies.

Media, Schmedia

Yet again, the best diets get ranked last [9] in this year’s “Best Diets” list.

People in San Francisco are spending [10] almost $40 for 2.5 gallons of untreated, unfiltered “raw” water.

Everything Else

You might remember the story of Leafy [11], the little girl who went keto to successfully treat her seizures. Now her parents want to help other families discover the power of food as medicine, and they need your help [12].

Florida man fills car with frozen iguanas [13], car warms up, iguanas come back to life and crash the car.

Any Lovecraft fans [14]?

Just imagine this dementia treatment [15] using virtual reality.

Fishing trip [16].

Here’s [17] why the Chinese are so into drinking hot water.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Food I should eat more of: Mushrooms [18].

Sure would be nice to have: The gene variant [19] that protects against Alzheimer’s even in the presence of other established genetic risk factors.

Article I’m pondering: The case for thinking of death as a process [20].

Fact I was surprised (and pleased) to learn: 40% of Hong Kong consists [21] of nature preserves and county parks.

News I didn’t enjoy: Chocolate is set to go extinct [22] in 40 years.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 7– Jan 13)

Comment of the Week

I’m going to start by using proper grammar to live awesomely.

– You’re doing good so far, George P. Burdell [27].