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    Chronic Stress (adversity) Lowers Dopamine And Causes Mental Illness

    The evidence for the role of chronic stress in virtually every health condition doctors have a name for just keeps on accumulating. Unfortunately, even in this latest study the scientists keep insisting that there is some mysterious and unquantifiable difference between chronic stress...
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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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    Epigenetic Changes Can Be Passed Down For At Least 14 Generations

    The phenomenon of inheritance is a solidly established fact in medicine. The fact that having relatives who had chronic disease increases one's own risk for developing those diseases is one of the main arguments of the pro-genetic crowd given as a reason to pursue genetic explanation of...
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    Another Study Links PUFA To Alzheimer Disease (AD)

    I posted some studies a few months ago, which showed that PUFA metabolites are elevated in patients with AD, and that blocking PUFA metabolism can reverse the pathology (in an animal model). Increased Pufa Oxidation May Be Biomarker For Alzheimers Blocking PUFA Metabolism May Reverse Alzheimer...
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