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July 31, 2014

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9:00 AM | Common ground
By Eric SannerudNote:  We know Eric through our connection with a remarkable group of farmers, philosophers, economists, geneticists, innovators, writers, both academic and not, who share a concern for how we humans are mismanaging our place in the biosphere, and how we might make it better.  Eric describes himself as a farmer, thinker, and entrepreneur in Ham Lake, Minnesota. He is the Director of Sandbox Center for Regenerative Entrepreneurship and a member of the Minneapolis Hub of […]

July 28, 2014

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2:56 PM | Immigrant youth to Canada are less active than Canadians, but only for a little bit
Regular readers of the blog and my Twitter profile will know that my PhD dissertation is focused on the health of young people to Canada. In particular, I’m interested in how their health changes over time – does it get …The post Immigrant youth to Canada are less active than Canadians, but only for a little bit appeared first on Public Health.

July 27, 2014

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3:00 PM | Guest Post: Water remains No. 1 among fortified drinks
Today’s guest post by Donald Bucklin (bio below) points out that the most important drink you can consume is good old fashioned water. This post is one of the few unsolicited blog posts I have decided to publish that came to me from a company, though I have no relationship with U.S. HealthWorks and do […]

July 25, 2014

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8:35 PM | Studies: Students initially complained about healthier school food, but now it’s like totally not a big deal
Nearly two years ago, American schoolchildren began sitting down to healthier school lunches, thanks to new federal nutrition guidelines. Media reports of the nutrition upgrade weren’t terribly encouraging, with stories of unhappy kids, unhappy parents and politicians who think addressing childhood obesity is an example of the “nanny state.” However, recent research has found what most parents probably already know: Kids are pretty adaptable — they just need some time.

July 24, 2014

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4:24 PM | Kids really do avoid food that’s good for them
But only if you tell them it's good for them.
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5:00 AM | Food fights in the courtroom
What’s in a name? Will sugar by any other name taste as sweet? Well, yes, but calling sugar “evaporated cane juice” in an ingredient list may get food manufacturers into trouble. Consumers in several class action suits allege that companies are trying to disguise the amount of sugar in their products by calling it something […]

July 22, 2014

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6:48 PM | Fasting Improves Recovery of Bone Marrow Stem Cells after Chemotherapy
[Note: This is a guest post by Tauseef (@CellSpell)] Fasting is defined as either completely abstaining from or minimizing food intake for a defined period time - ranging from about 12 hours to even a few weeks. Calorie restriction, on the other hand, refers to an overall reduction in the daily calorie intake by about 20%-40% without necessarily reducing the meal intake frequency. Although calorie restriction is well-suited for weight loss and thus also reduces the risk of chronic diseases... […]

Cheng, C., Adams, G., Perin, L., Wei, M., Zhou, X., Lam, B., Da Sacco, S., Mirisola, M., Quinn, D., Dorff, T. & Kopchick, J. (2014). Prolonged Fasting Reduces IGF-1/PKA to Promote Hematopoietic-Stem-Cell-Based Regeneration and Reverse Immunosuppression, Cell Stem Cell, 14 (6) 810-823. DOI: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.04.014

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6:48 PM | Fasting Improves Recovery of Bone Marrow Stem Cells after Chemotherapy
[Note: This is a guest post by Tauseef (@CellSpell)] Fasting is defined as either completely abstaining from or minimizing food intake for a defined period time - ranging from about 12 hours to even a few weeks. Calorie restriction, on the other hand, refers to an overall reduction in the daily calorie intake by about 20%-40% without necessarily reducing the meal intake frequency. Although calorie restriction is well-suited for weight loss and thus also reduces the risk of chronic diseases... […]

Cheng, C., Adams, G., Perin, L., Wei, M., Zhou, X., Lam, B., Da Sacco, S., Mirisola, M., Quinn, D., Dorff, T. & Kopchick, J. (2014). Prolonged Fasting Reduces IGF-1/PKA to Promote Hematopoietic-Stem-Cell-Based Regeneration and Reverse Immunosuppression, Cell Stem Cell, 14 (6) 810-823. DOI: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.04.014

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12:30 PM | This picture captures why “no sugar added” is a meaningless concept
It seems that every time I go to the grocery store I see more products proudly announcing that they have “no sugar added”.  Typically these claims are seen on juice and other products that contain a high sugar content. As Yoni …

July 21, 2014

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11:28 PM | Why This Man Climbed A 130 Foot Tree With Only A Vine to Steal Honey from Angry Bees (Video)
To the Bayaka people, who inhabit the jungles of the Central African Republic, honey is an extremely valuable commodity. Besides being a rare and delicious delicacy, it provides essential energy and nutrition. So, when a beehive is found in the jungle, some men are willing to take extreme measures to secure the precious honeycombs for their family. […]

July 18, 2014

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6:07 PM | Saskatoon: A New Kind Of “Super Fruit” Berry Is Making Its Way Into The States
Saskatoon berries may look like blueberries, but the shrub is actually more closely related to an apple tree. According to NPR’s The Salt, the berry, “…is pretty common in Canada but hasn’t been grown by farmers in the U.S. until recently. Here [in the U.S.], the berry, also sometimes called the serviceberry, has been collected […]
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12:00 PM | Insects as the Food of the Future
You might cringe at the thought of eating insects – but for over 2 billion people on the planet, insects are a part of the everyday diet. With the human population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, coupled to… Read more › The post Insects as the Food of the Future appeared first on Ricochet Science.
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12:00 PM | Insects as the Food of the Future
You might cringe at the thought of eating insects – but for over 2 billion people on the planet, insects are a part of the everyday diet. With the human population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, coupled to… Read more › The post Insects as the Food of the Future appeared first on Ricochet Science.

July 17, 2014

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4:14 PM | Rice researcher in ethics scrape threatens journal with lawsuit over coming retraction
Guangwen Tang, a rice researcher at Tufts University, landed in hot water in 2012 after her team was accused of feeding Chinese children genetically modified Golden Rice without having obtained informed consent from the parents. Now, she’s suing both Tufts and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which reportedly is retracting a paper, “ß-carotene in Golden Rice is as good […]

July 13, 2014

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10:45 AM | Take Charge of Your Health, One Appointment at a Time
“Really, it’s not you. It’s me,” I said to my psychiatrist this morning at an appointment. I felt as though I were telling a boyfriend that I needed space, that I had been having lunch with another guy and now I was confused about where to go or how to proceed or what I wanted. […]

July 11, 2014

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6:38 PM | Can one daily drink of alcohol increase risk of heart disease? . . . really?
Can one drink of alcohol increase risk of heart disease?  Reporters are saying a new study says “Yes”.  Many people have been advised through print or conversation that a daily glass of wine or beer is a healthy practice. And it might be for some. Many studies have found a longer lifespan in people who […] The post Can one daily drink of alcohol increase risk of heart disease? . . . really? appeared first on WODMasters: Stiff Competition.

Holmes, M., Dale, C., Zuccolo, L., Silverwood, R., Guo, Y., Ye, Z., Prieto-Merino, D., Dehghan, A., Trompet, S., Wong, A. & Cavadino, A. (2014). Association between alcohol and cardiovascular disease: Mendelian randomisation analysis based on individual participant data, BMJ, 349 (jul10 6) DOI: 10.1136/bmj.g4164

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6:38 PM | Can one daily drink of alcohol increase risk of heart disease? . . . really?
Can one drink of alcohol increase risk of heart disease?  Reporters are saying a new study says “Yes”.  Many people have been advised through print or conversation that a daily glass of wine or beer is a healthy practice. And it might be for some. Many studies have found a longer lifespan in people who […] The post Can one daily drink of alcohol increase risk of heart disease? . . . really? appeared first on WODMasters: Stiff Competition.

Holmes, M., Dale, C., Zuccolo, L., Silverwood, R., Guo, Y., Ye, Z., Prieto-Merino, D., Dehghan, A., Trompet, S., Wong, A. & Cavadino, A. (2014). Association between alcohol and cardiovascular disease: Mendelian randomisation analysis based on individual participant data, BMJ, 349 (jul10 6) DOI: 10.1136/bmj.g4164

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July 09, 2014

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5:37 PM | Lose Weight, Live Longer. Simple, Right?
Suprise! Really this shouldn’t come as a shock, but adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a younger age from cancer and other complications like stroke, diabetes, heart disease, […]

Kitahara, C., Flint, A., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., Bernstein, L., Brotzman, M., MacInnis, R., Moore, S., Robien, K., Rosenberg, P., Singh, P. & Weiderpass, E. (2014). Association between Class III Obesity (BMI of 40–59 kg/m2) and Mortality: A Pooled Analysis of 20 Prospective Studies, PLoS Medicine, 11 (7) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001673

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5:37 PM | Lose Weight, Live Longer. Simple, Right?
Suprise! Really this shouldn’t come as a shock, but adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a younger age from cancer and other complications like stroke, diabetes, heart disease, […]

Kitahara, C., Flint, A., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., Bernstein, L., Brotzman, M., MacInnis, R., Moore, S., Robien, K., Rosenberg, P., Singh, P. & Weiderpass, E. (2014). Association between Class III Obesity (BMI of 40–59 kg/m2) and Mortality: A Pooled Analysis of 20 Prospective Studies, PLoS Medicine, 11 (7) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001673

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5:37 PM | Lose Weight, Live Longer. Simple, Right?
Suprise! Really this shouldn’t come as a shock, but adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a younger age from cancer and other complications like stroke, diabetes, heart disease, […]

Kitahara, C., Flint, A., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., Bernstein, L., Brotzman, M., MacInnis, R., Moore, S., Robien, K., Rosenberg, P., Singh, P. & Weiderpass, E. (2014). Association between Class III Obesity (BMI of 40–59 kg/m2) and Mortality: A Pooled Analysis of 20 Prospective Studies, PLoS Medicine, 11 (7) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001673

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5:37 PM | Lose Weight, Live Longer. Simple, Right?
Suprise! Really this shouldn’t come as a shock, but adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a younger age from cancer and other complications like stroke, diabetes, heart disease, […]

Kitahara, C., Flint, A., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., Bernstein, L., Brotzman, M., MacInnis, R., Moore, S., Robien, K., Rosenberg, P., Singh, P. & Weiderpass, E. (2014). Association between Class III Obesity (BMI of 40–59 kg/m2) and Mortality: A Pooled Analysis of 20 Prospective Studies, PLoS Medicine, 11 (7) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001673

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5:37 PM | Lose Weight, Live Longer. Simple, Right?
Suprise! Really this shouldn’t come as a shock, but adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a younger age from cancer and other complications like stroke, diabetes, heart disease, […]

Kitahara, C., Flint, A., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., Bernstein, L., Brotzman, M., MacInnis, R., Moore, S., Robien, K., Rosenberg, P., Singh, P. & Weiderpass, E. (2014). Association between Class III Obesity (BMI of 40–59 kg/m2) and Mortality: A Pooled Analysis of 20 Prospective Studies, PLoS Medicine, 11 (7) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001673

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5:37 PM | Lose Weight, Live Longer. Simple, Right?
Suprise! Really this shouldn’t come as a shock, but adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a younger age from cancer and other complications like stroke, diabetes, heart disease, […]

Kitahara, C., Flint, A., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., Bernstein, L., Brotzman, M., MacInnis, R., Moore, S., Robien, K., Rosenberg, P., Singh, P. & Weiderpass, E. (2014). Association between Class III Obesity (BMI of 40–59 kg/m2) and Mortality: A Pooled Analysis of 20 Prospective Studies, PLoS Medicine, 11 (7) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001673

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5:37 PM | Lose Weight, Live Longer. Simple, Right?
Suprise! Really this shouldn’t come as a shock, but adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a younger age from cancer and other complications like stroke, diabetes, heart disease, […]

Kitahara, C., Flint, A., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., Bernstein, L., Brotzman, M., MacInnis, R., Moore, S., Robien, K., Rosenberg, P., Singh, P. & Weiderpass, E. (2014). Association between Class III Obesity (BMI of 40–59 kg/m2) and Mortality: A Pooled Analysis of 20 Prospective Studies, PLoS Medicine, 11 (7) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001673

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5:37 PM | Lose Weight, Live Longer. Simple, Right?
Suprise! Really this shouldn’t come as a shock, but adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a younger age from cancer and other complications like stroke, diabetes, heart disease, […]

Kitahara, C., Flint, A., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., Bernstein, L., Brotzman, M., MacInnis, R., Moore, S., Robien, K., Rosenberg, P., Singh, P. & Weiderpass, E. (2014). Association between Class III Obesity (BMI of 40–59 kg/m2) and Mortality: A Pooled Analysis of 20 Prospective Studies, PLoS Medicine, 11 (7) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001673

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5:37 PM | Lose Weight, Live Longer. Simple, Right?
Suprise! Really this shouldn’t come as a shock, but adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a younger age from cancer and other complications like stroke, diabetes, heart disease, […]

Kitahara, C., Flint, A., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., Bernstein, L., Brotzman, M., MacInnis, R., Moore, S., Robien, K., Rosenberg, P., Singh, P. & Weiderpass, E. (2014). Association between Class III Obesity (BMI of 40–59 kg/m2) and Mortality: A Pooled Analysis of 20 Prospective Studies, PLoS Medicine, 11 (7) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001673

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5:37 PM | Lose Weight, Live Longer. Simple, Right?
Suprise! Really this shouldn’t come as a shock, but adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a younger age from cancer and other complications like stroke, diabetes, heart disease, […]

Kitahara, C., Flint, A., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., Bernstein, L., Brotzman, M., MacInnis, R., Moore, S., Robien, K., Rosenberg, P., Singh, P. & Weiderpass, E. (2014). Association between Class III Obesity (BMI of 40–59 kg/m2) and Mortality: A Pooled Analysis of 20 Prospective Studies, PLoS Medicine, 11 (7) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001673

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5:37 PM | Lose Weight, Live Longer. Simple, Right?
Suprise! Really this shouldn’t come as a shock, but adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a younger age from cancer and other complications like stroke, diabetes, heart disease, […]

Kitahara, C., Flint, A., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., Bernstein, L., Brotzman, M., MacInnis, R., Moore, S., Robien, K., Rosenberg, P., Singh, P. & Weiderpass, E. (2014). Association between Class III Obesity (BMI of 40–59 kg/m2) and Mortality: A Pooled Analysis of 20 Prospective Studies, PLoS Medicine, 11 (7) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001673

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July 07, 2014

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8:09 PM | Is there such a thing as an anti-depression diet?
Summary: People who suffer from depression seem to experience more oxidative stress and inflammation than others.  A diet high in anti-oxidants, fermentable fiber and low in saturated and transfats may protect against inflammatory stress in the brain and elsewhere.  More research needed.  The topic is under investigation. Introduction: We recently posted an article about the […] The post Is there such a thing as an anti-depression diet? appeared first on WODMasters: Stiff […]

Moylan S, Berk M, Dean OM, Samuni Y, Williams LJ, O'Neil A, Hayley AC, Pasco JA, Anderson G, Jacka FN & Maes M (2014). Oxidative & nitrosative stress in depression: Why so much stress?, Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, 45C 46-62. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24858007

Maes M, Kubera M, Leunis JC & Berk M (2012). Increased IgA and IgM responses against gut commensals in chronic depression: further evidence for increased bacterial translocation or leaky gut., Journal of affective disorders, 141 (1) 55-62. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22410503

Maslowski KM, Vieira AT, Ng A, Kranich J, Sierro F, Yu D, Schilter HC, Rolph MS, Mackay F, Artis D & Xavier RJ (2009). Regulation of inflammatory responses by gut microbiota and chemoattractant receptor GPR43., Nature, 461 (7268) 1282-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19865172

Pistell PJ, Morrison CD, Gupta S, Knight AG, Keller JN, Ingram DK & Bruce-Keller AJ (2010). Cognitive impairment following high fat diet consumption is associated with brain inflammation., Journal of neuroimmunology, 219 (1-2) 25-32. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20004026

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8:09 PM | Is there such a thing as an anti-depression diet?
Summary: People who suffer from depression seem to experience more oxidative stress and inflammation than others.  A diet high in anti-oxidants, fermentable fiber and low in saturated and transfats may protect against inflammatory stress in the brain and elsewhere.  More research needed.  The topic is under investigation. Introduction: We recently posted an article about the […] The post Is there such a thing as an anti-depression diet? appeared first on WODMasters: Stiff […]

Moylan S, Berk M, Dean OM, Samuni Y, Williams LJ, O'Neil A, Hayley AC, Pasco JA, Anderson G, Jacka FN & Maes M (2014). Oxidative & nitrosative stress in depression: Why so much stress?, Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, 45C 46-62. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24858007

Maes M, Kubera M, Leunis JC & Berk M (2012). Increased IgA and IgM responses against gut commensals in chronic depression: further evidence for increased bacterial translocation or leaky gut., Journal of affective disorders, 141 (1) 55-62. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22410503

Maslowski KM, Vieira AT, Ng A, Kranich J, Sierro F, Yu D, Schilter HC, Rolph MS, Mackay F, Artis D & Xavier RJ (2009). Regulation of inflammatory responses by gut microbiota and chemoattractant receptor GPR43., Nature, 461 (7268) 1282-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19865172

Pistell PJ, Morrison CD, Gupta S, Knight AG, Keller JN, Ingram DK & Bruce-Keller AJ (2010). Cognitive impairment following high fat diet consumption is associated with brain inflammation., Journal of neuroimmunology, 219 (1-2) 25-32. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20004026

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