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Weekly Link Love—Edition 16

Research of the Week

Stimulating the vagus nerve helps [1] PTSD.

Exercise has a stronger effect on cognitive function in older men [2] than older women (who already had better function at baseline).

Estrogen controls type 2 diabetes [3].

Small teams of scientists disrupt ideas, larger teams develop ideas [4].

AIs are great at colluding [5].

If you have a family history of obesity, eat fish. Habitual intake of fatty fish limits genetically-associated weight gain [6].

Activated charcoal may protect [7] your microbiome from antibiotics.

Mice who took nicotinamide riboside while nursing had smarter offspring [8].

To reduce liver fat, reduce ferritin [9]. Neither red meat nor fiber have any effect.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 311: Drew Manning [10]: Host Elle Russ chats with Drew Manning, best-selling author of Fit2Fat2Fit.

Episode 312: Keto: William Shewfelt: Power Ranger and Carnivore Shredder [11]: Host Brad Kearns chats with William Shewfelt, who plays a Power Ranger on TV and a carnivore at meal-time.

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 [12] so you never miss an episode.

Media, Schmedia

The FDA recommends approval [13] of club drug ketamine for treating depression.

Are insects disappearing [14]?

Interesting Blog Posts

Maybe insects aren’t quite disappearing [15].

The Israeli paradox [16].

Social Notes

I gave a talk on metabolic flexibility and the Keto Reset at Natural Grocers in Colorado late last year. Here’s the video [17].

I’ve been playing around on Twitter lately [18]. It’s fun. Go follow me.

Everything Else

Exercise may not be the best way to lose weight in general, but it’s great against visceral fat [19].

Don’t lick your chickens, like the kid in the photo [20].

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I’d watch this episode of Scooby Doo: Where the man dressed as a spooky stick of butter says, [21] “And I would have induced autophagy too if it weren’t for you meddling trans-fatty acids!”

I’m not surprised: R0undup linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma [22].

I am surprised: “This suggests that the majority of the lean mass lost with dieting may be the fat-free component of adipose tissue [23].”

Article I’m pondering: Should we play God, actually [24]?

This is a powerful story: The first C-section [25].

Question I’m Asking

Read that Israeli Paradox post up above. What other paradoxes can you name?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 10 – Feb 16)

Comment of the Week

“By the way, Mark, the title image for all of the Weekly Link Love posts kinda looks like you’re listening to some Fats Domino–in the middle of “doin’ the Twist!” Right?? ”

– Beatles’ “Twist and Shout,” actually [30]!