childhood

  1. haidut

    Childhood stress causes mental illness in adults by blunting androgens

    Yet another great study solidifying the evidence on just how detrimental early childhood stress is. It has been known for decades that childhood stress leads to early puberty, and that the latter is associated with greatly increased risk of chronic diseases later in life, as well as early death...
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    Dietary PUFA In Childhood Causes Diabetes And Irreversible (male) Infertility

    A great study, which corroborates the discussion in another recent post of mine on PUFA's role in infertility and insulin-resistance / diabetes. However, the study below found that the infertility caused by dietary PUFA exposure were NOT reversible upon discontinuation of the high-fat (both PUFA...
  3. haidut

    Childhood Stress / Deprivation Leads To Early Puberty / Aging

    The evidence that adult health problems have their roots in childhood or even prenatally continues to accumulate. The study below demonstrates that children who have experienced violence, trauma, deprivation or have had generally stressful childhoods not only enter puberty much earlier but are...
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    High-intelligence Not Unique To Humans, Is Due To Extended Childhood

    A great new study that confirms many of Peat's writings on the subject. Namely, that it is the brain to body mass ratio that largely determines the intelligence of an organism. Moreover, good nutrition and extended childhood are the main factors in determining the intellectual development of an...
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    Higher Intake Of Vitamin E As A Child May Prevent Liver Disease Later On

    I think most people on this forum know about the link between estrogen and liver disease. Peat has written at length about it and there is officially published data spanning more than century showing that (just like "autoimmune" conditions) liver disease has much higher incidence in women, thus...
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    Despite 10% Drop In Caloric Intake, Childhood Obesity On The Rise In The USA

    This new study is generating a lot of "controversy" as they like to call it in mainstream media. By controversy, what is really meant is the falsification of the calories in/out postulate that is so popular among medical professionals and dieticians. Here's why kids are still getting more obese...
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    Tough / Rough Childhood Shortens Lifespan By Up To 75%

    The study was done with baboons, but given how closely related they are to humans I think the results are a lot more pertinent than rat stress studies, which btw have been shown to translate pretty well to humans. A wild baboon usually lives for up to 45 years. So, the fact that some of the...
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