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Weekend Update

Vivid food ads implant false memories of consuming the product Ads Implant False Memories | Wired Science | Wired.com The Harvard epidemiological study that was all over the news this week (potatoes) on some specific foods and lifestyles that associate with weight gain (big names in nutritional epidemiology): http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1014296 Nice post by Caitlin Mason, the first author in the recent study on vitamin D and weight loss: Does weight loss influence vitamin Read more [...]

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Super busy and a super late (and short) links from 2 weeks ago: More reasons to ban front-of-package labeling- our perceptions seems to effect ghrelin levels You Are What You (Think) You Eat | Miller-McCune More evidence that dehydration and electrolyte imbalances are not the causes of cramps during exercise: Increased running speed and previous cramps rather than dehydration or serum sodium changes predict exercise-associated muscle cramping: a prospective cohort study in 210 Ironman Read more [...]

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USDA to replace MyPyramid with a dinner plate- NYTimes Prenatal Vitamins, One-carbon Metabolism Gene Variants, and Risk for Autism CVD is a bit more complicated than the traditional biomarkers: Study: Boosting Good Cholesterol With Niacin Did Not Cut Heart Risks : Shots - Health Blog : NPR A DNA methylation fingerprint of 1,628 human samples Unexpected?  UNC study: Pelvic widening continues throughout a person’s lifetime — A new study by Brian Wansink's group: 100 calorie Read more [...]

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From last week: Yoni Freedhoff and Robert Ross debate what the primary focus for obesity treatment should be Forks vs. Feet: The Obesity Debate miR-33a/b contribute to the regulation of fatty acid metabolism and insulin signaling. [Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011] - PubMed result Another one, this time with vitamin E and alpha lipoic acid Antioxidant supplementation reduces mitochondria Biogenesis in rats The amount of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids may alter epigenetic programming Read more [...]

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Interesting links from last week: Skeletal Lipidomics: Regulation of Bone Metabolism by Fatty Acid Amide Family [Br J Pharmacol. 2011] - PubMed result   UV Modulation of Subcutaneous Fat Metabolism. [J Invest Dermatol. 2011] - PubMed result PPARα Is Regulated by miR-21 and miR-27b in Human Liver [Pharm Res. 2011] - PubMed result PLoS ONE: Plasma Proteome Profiles Associated with Inflammation, Angiogenesis, and Cancer Genome-wide association study identifies a single major Read more [...]

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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' Read more [...]

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Some good reads last week:   Excellent post by Keith Grimaldi on folic acid and homocysteine and how existing research isn't delineating the differences between primary and secondary prevention when interpreting study results: Eurogene: If You Want to Practice Evidence Based Medicine then… Use the Evidence An interesting new paper by Michael Müller (@nutrigenomics): PLoS ONE: Dose-Dependent Effects of Dietary Fat on Development of Obesity in Relation to Intestinal Differential Gene Read more [...]

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Late this week but here goes:   Are Telomere Tests Ready for Prime Time? Updated Genetic Score Based on 34 Confirmed Type 2 Diabetes Loci Is Associated with Diabetes Incidence and Regression to Normoglycemia in the Diabetes Prevention Program. [Diabetes. 2011] - PubMed result People who take supplements feel more invulnerable to disease and take bigger health risks Are dietary supplements working against you? Could effect large studies if supplement intake is not accounted for A Read more [...]

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Heart needs work after heart attack: New study challenges the notion that the heart must rest Observations: What makes old beer taste bad? Why, it's the trans-iso-alpha acids, of course How Effective is Lifestyle Management of Obesity? | Dr. Sharma's Obesity Notes PLoS ONE: Oxidative Stress Accumulates in Adipose Tissue during Aging and Inhibits Adipogenesis A recent review of: Antioxidant supplementation and endurance training: Win or loss? - European Journal of Sport Science And Read more [...]

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Some interesting links last week:   Atherosclerotic plaques formed during a late and limited time period in life | e! Science News A short commentary in JAMA by David Ludwig on ultra-processing: Technology, Diet, and the Burden of Chronic Disease, April 6, 2011, Ludwig 305 (13): 1352 — JAMA Gut flora metabolism of phosphatidylcholine promotes cardiovascular disease : Nature : Nature Publishing Group Ghrelin haplotypes associated with sweet consumption PLoS ONE: The Ghrelin Read more [...]