Weekend Update 8 Replies From last week: The NuVal system correlates with health outcomes: The association between a nutritional quality index and risk of chronic disease Fat maintenance is a predictor of the murine lifespan response to dietary restriction – Liao – 2011 – Aging Cell – Wiley Online Library “the function of reasoning is argumentative” The Reason We Reason | Wired Science | Wired.com Lasts over 1 week in rodents: Exercise protects the heart by producing nitric oxide, which is ‘stored’ in the blood stream in the form of nitrite and nitrosothiols; dietary nitrate will increase these as well! Study Finds Low-Salt Diet Ineffective but Draws Criticism From C.D.C. -flawed? ‘Theoretical nutrition’ – calculated prediction that caffeine has antioxidant properties New evidence that caffeine is a healthful antioxidant in coffee Pretty impressive trig lowering for 30 days- All-natural nitrite and nitrate containing dietary supplement promotes nitric oxide production and reduces triglycerides in humans A mechanism for the antihypertensive effects of nitrate/nitrite: Sodium nitrite downregulates vascular NADPH oxidase and exerts antihypertensive effects in hypertensions And a timely review to go along with that: The role of oxidative stress in the developmental origin of adult hypertension Brain PPAR-γ promotes obesity and is required for the insulin-sensitizing effect of thiazolidinediones Paul Boisvert interviews Dr. Sharma about the 4M’s in the evaluation of weight-obesity management in primary care News – Chair – Research Chair on Obesity Yoni Freedhoff’s talk about the Reality Coalition YouTube – Reality Coalition Launch.mp4 Kasper Hettinga’s (@k_hettinga) new paper: PLoS ONE: The Host Defense Proteome of Human and Bovine Milk A paper about open-access to nutrition research behind a paywall: ScienceDirect – Journal of the American Dietetic Association : Open-Access to Nutrition Research Information: A Public Policy Debate Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.