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  1. Exercise can slow or prevent vision loss, study finds https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200701100025.htm Exercise can slow or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may benefit other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, new research suggests.
  2. BrianA

    Neu5Gc: Cause Of Atherosclerosis?

    Besides it being in milk & cheese, also of note is salmon is fairly high in it.
  3. Here's a new paper demonstrating that the vast majority of the economic drop was not due to official government lockdowns, but rather individual people's decisions. So don't blame the government for most of the economic damage or turmoil, blame the virus, and blame anyone who doesn't want to participate with all known reasonable measures to reduce the viral activity such as mask wearing. Any "pro-business" leaders who are not vigorously promoting mask-wearing are shooting themselves and the economy in the foot.
  4. BrianA

    Hungry at night problem

    Try googling regarding carbs, serotonin, and sleep. I tend to eat a pretty high carb last meal of the day, around 5 hrs before bed, and sleep great.
  5. Report Suggests Some “Mildly Symptomatic” Covid-19 Patients Endure Serious Long-Term Effects https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshuacohen/2020/06/13/report-suggests-some-mildly-symptomatic-covid-19-patients-endure-serious-long-term-effects/
  6. Covid-19 may trigger the onset of diabetes in previously healthy people https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/12/covid-19-may-trigger-onset-diabetes-previously-healthy-people/
  7. BrianA

    Tofu, Soy Products, and Dementia

    Thanks Dean for that tip, I was able to get the paper that way. The paper from multiple authors including L. R. White is a review of where things were back in 2015, where studies showed conflicting data (including often no risk from soy/tofu for people under 60 yrs old, or even some cognitive improvement), and then discusses possible mediators/explanations. It doesn't seem to get into possible tofu processing toxins as speculated on previously in this thread, but instead one possible answer is suggested to be sub-clinical hypothyroidism that gets tipped into overt hypothyroidism via phytoestrogens. There is mention of 1 study that tested this and did find at higher doses phytoestrogens caused a 3 times higher risk of overt hypothyroidism. A second factor discussed is equol production in the gut. Some people are producers, some are not, but it is suggested that equol production might decline with age due to loss of intestinal functionality. But there are conflicting studies on that. Another hypothesis thrown onto the pile is that aging brain cells might begin responding negatively to phytoestrogens instead of positively. In the conclusion they say "In general, phytoestrogen consumption appears to be associated with the best cognitive outcomes in individuals who have a healthy thyroid status and are aged below 60-68 years of age."
  8. BrianA

    Tofu, Soy Products, and Dementia

    This study from 2019 in Singapore did not find any link (positive or negative) between overall soy consumption and cognitive performance: Dairy, soy, and calcium consumption and risk of cognitive impairment: the Singapore Chinese Health Study https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00394-019-02010-8
  9. BrianA

    Tofu, Soy Products, and Dementia

    Does anyone have a way to get this full text article, among the authors are LR White. It seems to be regarding how thyroid function and also being an equol producer (or not) may affect soy's health benefits/risks. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0960076015301254#!
  10. Was reading up tonight on some of the health benefits of Equol. I do eat plenty of soy products, and also mostly vegetarian/vegan style diet, but apparently that's no guarantee of being an Equol producer. Are there probiotics on the market that might have the right bacteria to help make it? I also found there's now a Equol supplement marketed towards menopausal women called Equelle, looks a bit pricey. How to Convert Into an Equol Producer https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-convert-into-an-equol-producer/
  11. Reduced Vitamin K Status as A Potentially Modifiable Prognostic Risk Factor in COVID-19 https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202004.0457/v2
  12. I stopped buying any fleece type clothing or blankets, longer term I would like to avoid buying any synthetic clothing that sheds microplastic, but right now it's hard to fully avoid it. Companies are working on developing new materials and alternatives.
  13. Homozygous carriers of the Apo E4 ("Alzheimer's gene") variant have double the risk of severe Covid-19 Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19 https://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/research/title_797679_en.html
  14. BrianA

    Brian May - "Very healthy" but "near death"

    Well it's definitely debatable in some respects, particularly in regards to cost, but I was reminded of it due to Brian May being so surprised at his poor arterial health. In this study that Human Longevity Inc did on over 1000 Health Nucleus patients, they were able to discover calcified artery plaque, valve flow problems, and other cardiac issues. Some of this is done with a cardiac CT calcium scan, not MRI. Also extensive blood tests and full genome scan are done. If you're a well off musician and can afford it, why wait until you have a heart attack to find out that your arteries are clogging up? Precision medicine integrating whole-genome sequencing, comprehensive metabolomics, and advanced imaging https://www.pnas.org/content/117/6/3053 https://www.humanlongevity.com/human-longevitys-largest-study-of-its-kind-shows-early-detection-of-disease-and-disease-risks-in-adults/ “This study shows that the definition of ‘healthy’ may not be what we think it is and depends upon a comprehensive health evaluation,” said J. Craig Venter, PhD “Our traditional approach to the annual health assessment has been very superficial and will need to be replaced by data-driven measures that will be made possible as costs continue to decline for whole- genome sequencing, advanced imaging, especially MRI, and specialized blood analytics,” said David Karow, MD, PhD