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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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    Facial Deformity May Be An Indication Of Early Life Stress

    A few people have asked Peat about bodily facial and torso deformities and he has said it is likely due to high estrogen, especially in early childhood. This recent study seems to add evidence to that hypothesis by showing that crooked bite (a type of facial deformity) is an indication of stress...
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    Regular Aspirin Intake Can Save The US Almost $700b In Healthcare Costs

    I am starting to see more and more "bold" news articles that seem to prepare for an official change in policy by the FDA. Given that nothing so far has been able to stop the rising healthcare costs or improve outcome for patients in the medical system, the powers that be are getting desperate...
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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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