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    Aspirin May Protect Lungs From Air Pollution

    It seems that there is nothing mighty aspirin cannot do. Just recently, I posted about its ability to treat (and, more importantly, potentially have curative effect) erectile dysfunction (ED) at least as effectively as established drugs such as Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, etc. yet with much fewer...
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    The Human Organism Is An "electrome" And Diseases Can Be Cured By Controlling Electron Flow

    A great article describing the forgotten idea that the human organism is not simply a "wetware" of cells generated according to a master blueprint (DNA). Apparently, as early as the 1920s there were devices that could diagnose even very early stage cancer by simply measuring voltage difference...
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    Mitochondria (energy) As The Main Driver Of Health, Intelligence, And Aging

    We are finally starting to see Peat enter the mainstream and article like the one below are calling for a complete review of what we know about health and aging and how intelligence is tied to them. As the authors says, or actually borrows from Peat, there is solid evidence that mitochondrial...
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    Niacinamide May Help Treat/reverse Heart Disease

    Yet another study showing the beneficial effects of improving mitochondrial function. This time, the study looked at heart health and found that NAD precursors like niacinamide and nicotinamide riboside (NR) can help prevent the decline in mitochondrial function and oxygen consumption driven by...
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    Record High Number Of People Are Not Having Sex, The Young Lead The Pack

    Yet another study that corroborates the striking decline of health in Western nations, except that this time it is not physiological disease. The "Young" Have Now Become The Old This new study found that a record high number of people is not having ANY sex, with the most pronounced "sex drought"...
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    A High-carb Diet May Explain Why Okinawans Live So Long

    Most people have heard of the so-called Okinawan "miracle" - i.e. the high ratio of centenarians per capita on that Japanese island. While that ratio is artificially elevated due to increased emigration after WWII, there is solid evidence that Okinawans have better systemic health than the rest...
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    Vitamin K Important For Eye Health Too

    In addition to its role in bone, brain, and endocrine health now we can add eyes to the list of tissues/organs that may benefit from vitamin K as well. Unfortunately, most studies are still trying to study vitamin K from the point of view of osteocalcin and carboxylation, which only explains a...
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    Children Inherit Mitochondrial DNA From Their Fathers Too

    One of the unquestionable dogmas of genetics (up until) today is that all mitochondrial DNA of a child is inherited strictly from the mother. This firmly entrenched belief is taught as an immutable truth in medical schools and is used to justify extensive genealogical genomic tests down the...
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    Low-protein High-carb Diet Has The Same Benefits As Caloric Restriction

    A recent study posted on the forum claimed that low carb is better for weight loss than other diets. Low Carb More Effective In Weight Loss Than High Carb? But the key question which so far most dieting studies ignore is this. Is the diet actually improving health and increasing lifespan...
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    Remarkable Decline In Fertility - Half The World Below Replacement Levels

    I posted a few related threads on the topic of the declining reproductive health before. Sperm counts in males have declined by more than 60% since the 1970s. Sperm Count (a Surrogate For Male Health) In The West Has Declined By 60% Since The 1970s However, that finding does not seem to be...
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    Dads Pass On More Than Genetics In Their Sperm

    Another good study showing that our lifestyle choices directly affect our future children, despite what the morons in white coats keeps repeating. It has been known for years that dads in poorer health tend to beget more sickly children but the explanation had always been genetic - i.e. the dad...
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    Mediterranean Diet Study Has Been Retracted, Health Link No Longer Causative

    By now, there is probably no adult in the Western world who has not heard of the Mediterranean diet and all of its supposed benefits for health. While the buzz about the diet has been going on for decades, a massive study was published in 2013, which pretty much legitimized the health claims...
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    Everything Big Data Claims To Know About You May Be Wrong

    As many of you suspect by now, the whole push for the massive collection of human health data is probably not going to lead to any breakthrough cures/treatments. While the algorithmic analysis of massive data sets certainly has its value in terms of determining population-level or even global...
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    IQ Scores Have Been Dropping For Decades And The Reason Is NOT Genetic

    I mentioned in a few other threads about the decline in intelligence and the reversal of the so-called "Flynn Effect" over the last 3-4 decades. Flynn effect - Wikipedia A few users commented that the drop in IQ (and SAT) scores is due to simply more people taking the tests and thus lowering...
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    Children Have More Energy And Recover Faster Than Elite Endurance Athletes

    While endurance exercise is hardly the healthiest form of physical activity, triathlon runners are known for their ability to quickly clear lactate out of the blood and metabolite it back into glucose. The ability to handle lactate is good metric of metabolic health and the pyruvate/lactate...
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    Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sicker And Sooner In-between

    The mainstream media is finally starting to seize onto the facts that the common population has been observed "anecdotally" for over 20 years. That is, the health of the average American has been steadily deteriorating, while life has become progressively harder (financially) for most working...
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    Sperm Count (Biomarker Of Male Health) In The West Has Declined By 60% Since The 1970s

    This topic has been discussed on the forum a few times before but the humbers quotes by recent studies usually hovered around 20% - 30%, which did not cause much alarm among endocrinologists. Now, this larger study shows that the decline in male fertility is much worse than previously thought...
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    Cheetahs In Captivity Die Early Due To High PUFA / Low Glycine Diet

    I know cheetahs are not the most applicable model to humans but the dramatic decrease in life expectancy for captive cheetahs caught my eye, as well as the fact that the two factor (high PUFA, low glycine) were the only metabolic abnormalities identified so far. I think the glycine deficiency is...
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    Every Gene Affects Every Trait, So Personalized/genomic Medicine Is Doomed

    As one of the article says, there has been a boom in the so-called genome-wide association studies over the last decade. However, these studies have resulted in no reliable leads for genetic causes of disease. A new study at Stanford suggests that the reason this is so is that in fact ALL genes...
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    Lower Growth Hormone (hGH) And IGF-1 Levels In Men Extends Lifespan

    The study is important because it was done on humans and confirms a lot of what Ray has written about the dangers of pituitary hormones, including hGH. Combined with the well-known link between hGH and cancer I am not sure how sane the doctor advising all the athletes juicing with hGH are. The...
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