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September 16 2018

Weekend Link Love — Edition 521

By Mark Sisson
12 Comments

Research of the Week

Ride a coaster, pass a stone.

Get your intensity high enough and you don‘t need more than 15-20 minutes in the weight room.

In people with familial hypercholesterolemia, inherited coagulation factors are more important than cholesterol levels.

If you’re going to consume grains, make them liquified and fermented.

Keto prevents liver cancers from forming, doesn’t stop existing ones from progressing.

Yet again, full-fat dairy is protective against death and disease.

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Episode 277: Sean Wittenberg: Host Elle Russ chats with Sean Wittenberg, founder of Safe Catch.

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Interesting Blog Posts

The one exercise to rule them all is… walking?

Special considerations for female athletes approaching puberty.

Media, Schmedia

Taco Bell is officially the best Mexican restaurant in the United States.

Young man breaks zip-line world record.

Everything Else

Don’t feed this carrot to your rabbit.

Trouble in meta-analysis paradise.

Overheard in Palo Alto cafe 1.5 years from now: “Uber for blood boys.”

I don’t watch much TV these days, but I’d definitely watch American Ninja Octopus.

Almost as many adults as children drink Pedialyte (for its hydrating, “anti-hangover” effects).

To clear their conscience and keep the crime deterrent effect, rulers would often sentence criminals to death by torture in public, then kill them quickly, secretly, and humanely before carrying out the public mutilation.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcast you should listen to: Brad Kearns’ new one—Get Over Yourself. The episode with Dr. Peter Attia is great.

Article I’m thinking about: “The most dangerous muse.”

Study that made me think: Wild mammals won’t voluntarily run on a wheel.

Study that should be the nail in the coffin, but won’t be: Dietary cholesterol from whole eggs is not well absorbed and does not acutely affect serum cholesterol.

New tech venture into fitness I’m curious about: Tonal.

Phrase I’m surprised I hadn’t heard until this article: Big Pasta.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 9 – Sep 15)

Comment of the Week

“The koala bear once had a full-fledged brain that occupied the full innards of that cranium. Then, the koala discovered eucalyptus trees which provided massive 24/7 comforts… protection from prey and an endless buffet. As a species, the koala hasn’t had to really struggle for anything, for a very long time. As a consequence, they (the modern day koalas) now enjoy the smallest relative brain size of all such furry creatures and the relative intelligence of a snow globe. Does this story sound familiar… well, it should… because it’s happening to us Sapiens.”

– Lessons from the koala by way of Liver King.

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  1. Thanks for putting this together. I am a medical student and I look forward to this post weekly. You are so appreciated.

  2. The crux of the Cochrane article:

    ” There is stronger and stronger resistance to say anything that could bother
    pharmaceutical industry interests.”

  3. Enjoyed the walking article. My grandmother lived to 103 and lived alone until 101. She never learned how to drive so she walked everywhere. She also seldom sat for long and was still hanging up washing until my uncle moved her into assisted living.

  4. The meat carrot article is hilarious.

    Need to walk more and think I’m going to try to add more intensity to the once or twice a week I do weight training and just do one set only of each exercise to muscle trembling exhaustion.

    Playing tennis twice a week gives me my high intensity workout.

  5. Keto does not mitigate existing liver cancer. The confounding devil will be in the details. What do THOSE researcher consider keto? Moderate-carb rat chow?

  6. Thanks for the link about walking. I’ve been saying for years that it’s one of the best exercises there is, particularly for older people or those recovering from injuries. It’s much more than just moving your legs back and forth. If you pay attention when you walk, you’ll notice that it gently works almost every muscle in the body.

  7. That’s some crazy interesting research out there! Good that young people can outrun older people 😉

  8. I read with interest the link to the study on Familial hypercholesterolemia. This supports various studies that I have been reading regarding the benefits and negatives of the use of statin drugs. It makes me wonder if some of the empirical benefits of statins is not so much the lowering of cholesterol as it is increasing closing times.

  9. I read somewhere that an experiment was done with wheels (I think of different sizes for different animals) left in a forest somewhere and wild animals were using them. It was a while ago and I’m not going to bother searching for the link at the moment. Maybe on sott.net?