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June 17 2018

Weekend Link Love — Edition 508

By Mark Sisson
7 Comments

Research of the Week

Bigger waists, lower vitamin D.

People with severe mental illnesses are more likely than the general population to have diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Broccoli sprouts improve symptoms in kids with autism.

Gene-editing with CRISPR might cause cancer.

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Interesting Blog Posts

The argument for global cooperation on antibiotic misuse in agriculture.

When to drink your coffee.

Media, Schmedia

Investigators shut down a $100 million alcohol study after discovering the researchers had colluded with and received funding from the alcohol industry.

I’m not sure “more drugs” are the answer to our suicide problem.

Everything Else

Why most mammoth fossils come from young solitary males.

There are some major problems with the “lab meat will save us all” story evangelists tell us.

The latest example of an evolutionary mismatch causing health issues is a surprising one: braces.

I don’t think “Hotel Influenza” is a very good name for a hotel, at least from a marketing standpoint.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I can’t improve on this headline: “Hart County grandmother kills rabid bobcat with bare hands.” I thought about “Hart County grandmother shows real heart…” but the original is better.

Now I regret leaving the state: California says coffee is safe, guys.

I can see the ads now: “Install our bioelectric pacemaker and burn 15% more calories!”

I’m not even surprised anymore: Turns out the famous Stanford Prison Experiment was a total sham.

Article I enjoyed: How Mr. Rogers talked to children.

Recipe Corner

  • Watermelon (which is lower-carb than you probably think) is in season, so it’s time to make Mexican watermelon salad.
  • Cincinnati chili is a great dish to make on Sunday and nibble on throughout the week.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jun 10– Jun 16)

Comment of the Week

“Julia Child gone Paleo!?”

– I’ve always thought that Julia would have fit right into our little community, Schnytlik.

Happy Father’s Day, everybody!

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  1. “Bigger waists, lower vitamin D.”
    Maybe because of their waist, they don’t want to take their shirts off, and therefore lack sun exposure ?

  2. “I’m not sure “more drugs” are the answer to our suicide problem.”

    No, they aren’t the answer. People commit suicide for a variety of reasons, including an inability to cope with stressors or sometimes, as in the case of postpartum depression, a severe chemical/hormonal imbalance. More drugs just create more imbalances and don’t do much for people who are overwhelmed by stress, other than turn them into zombies. That might be better than the alternative, but it’s still not a good answer.

    People would do well to remember that the bottom line for pharmaceutical companies is profit, not better health. If they do put out a drug that actually cures something, it’s guaranteed to be so expensive that insurance won’t cover it and only the very wealthy will be able to afford it.

    Regarding CRISPR, it wouldn’t be the first time a marvelous new invention (gene editing, in this case) was discovered to contain a built-in “poison pill.”

  3. I read the article but I still don’t know when to drink my coffee.

  4. Woooow the alcohol study.

    Just. Wow.

    I don’t even have words.

    So angry.

  5. I agree with Jeff, I read the article but I still don’t know any better when to drink my coffee.

    And re the Cincinnati Chili – I have never in my life cooked ground beef (we call it beef mince) in water. I am intrigued enough to give it a try very soon.

    And as for lab-grown meat, the idea is so revolting words just fail me.