June 2011 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 2011 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 02, 2011

Niacin Inhibits the Progression of Atherosclerosis New Mechanisms Help Explain Its Protective Effects -- Selenium Protects Against Calcification in Blood Vessels by Preventing Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells From Acting Like Bone -- The 2010 Dietary Guidelines The Latest Dietary Advice From the Government is No Help At All Good Advice: Fire the USDA and the H -- Pain Relief Starts in the Brain Blockade of TNF-alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha) Inhibits the Brain’s Response to Pain -- There May Be a Lot More Polyphenols in the Circulation Than Just Those Found in the Plasma

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April 2011 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 2011 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 02, 2011

Comparison of Efficacy of Turmeric and Curcumin in Immunological Measures and Gene Regulation -- Dietary Intake of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Provides More Neuroprotection in Transgenic Mice -- Post-Operative Cognitive Decline Associated with a Cytokine Cascade Triggered by Tumor Necrosis-Factor-Alpha -- Correlated Genotypes in Friendship Networks

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February 2011 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 2011 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 02, 2011

Mirthful Laughter Improves Vascular Function -- Restricting Food Intake to the Active (Dark) Phase Prevents Body Mass Gain in Mice -- The Unfortunate Result of Poorly Designed Clinical Trials without Adequate Explanation of Findings -- Anti-aging and Rejuvenating Effects of Quercetin in Aging and Senescent Fibroblasts -- Quercetin, N-acetylcysteine Prevent Muscle Disuse Atrophy -- Disease Risk Alleles Do Not Compromise Human Longevity in Genome Study -- Low Dose Resveratrol Partially Mimics Caloric Restriction, Retards Some Aspects of Aging -- DHEA Replacement Therapy in Older Women Results in Significant Improvements in Spine BMD -- Upper Body Subcutaneous (sc) Fat Cells Differently Affected by Overeating Than Lower Body sc Fat Cells -- Delay in Administering Hormone Replacement Therapy in Postmenopausal Women Results in Loss of Estrogen Protection: Possible Prev

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December 2010 Blog with Durk and Sandy

December 2010 Blog with Durk and Sandy

December 02, 2010

Inflammation as an Indicator of Sensitivity to Social Rejection -- Sodium Selenite Increases Mean and Maximum Lifespan of Banana Fruitfly -- Protection by Trehalose Against Mutant Protein Causing a Neurodegenerative Disease -- Theabrownin May Be the Main Bioactive Molecule in Pu-erh Tea -- Kidney Function Declines with age and AGEs and Is A Major Source of Mortality -- Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Inflammation, Insulin-Sensitivity, Fatty Liver -- Two Recipes from Sandy’s Kitchen

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October 2010 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 2010 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 02, 2010

Sleep Apnea -- White Blood Cell Count and Risk of Mortality -- Patients on a Low Salt Diet Have Increased Mortality -- If You Have a Heart Attack, Be Sure To Do This While on Your Way to the Hospital -- Reducing Uncertainty in Decisionmaking By Hand Washing -- Diabetes, Insulin Resistance -- Sell Off Some of the Nature Preserves and Protected Areas to Invest In More Cost-Effective Conservation

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August 2010 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 2010 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 02, 2010

Alzheimer’s disease: Fish oil and EGCG act synergistically to inhibit cerebral amyloid beta deposits -- Predicting future cognitive decline: Markers help predict future cognitive decline in individuals without dementia -- Alzheimer’s disease: ApoE4 found to be carried by VLDL and is possibly converted by VLDL into a more pathogenic form -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Decreased histone deacetylase activity results in resistance to antiinflammatory effect -- Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease: More on the effects of carbonyl compounds -- Weight control, diabetes: Inhibition of starch digestion by black tea -- Fat reduction: Consumption of acetic acid (vinegar) suppresses body fat accumulation in mice -- Good News! We win yet another First Amendment suit against the FDA!! -- Glioblastoma: Experimental treatment that may never be approved by the FDA -- Psychobiochemistry: Testosterone decreases trust in human social relationships

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June 2010 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 2010 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 02, 2010

Orange Juice and Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Atherosclerosis -- Anti-Aging Supplements: Plant Extracts That Inhibit Elastase and Collagenase -- Cardioprotection and Neuroprotection Against Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury: New Use for a Very Old Drug -- Chronic Activation of NF-kappaB, the Master Regulator of Inflammation, Induces Senescence -- Cardioprotection, Possible Life Extension: Inhibitors of mTOR Revisited: Resveratrol -- Another Autophagy Inducer: Trehalose -- Kidney Injury and Recovery: Serotonin Receptor Stimulation Increases Mitochondrial Biogenesis -- Emerging Medicine: Angiogenesis Inhibitor: What Does Athlete’s Foot Have to Do with Angiogenesis?

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April 2010 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 2010 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 02, 2010

Life Extension by Inhibiting Growth -- Adipocyte Size Predicts Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women -- Melatonin Preserves Longevity Protein SIRT1 Expression in the Hippocampus and Cognitive Function of Total Sleep-Deprived Rats -- Knee Arthritis Relief

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January 2010 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 2010 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 02, 2010

How You Can Have Your [Chocolate] Cake And Eat Its Flavanols, Too -- Consumption of Cocoa Powder Reduces Inflammatory Biomarkers in Patients at High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease -- Remarkable Stability of Cocoa Contents During Long Storage -- New Research Focuses on Important Protective Protein Released by Fat Cells: Adiponectin -- Green Tea Catechins Against Influenza A Virus -- Get Your Prestigious Award Today! -- L-Arginine Supplementation Protects Against Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury as Occurs in Heart Attacks and Strokes -- You Can Increase Your Paraoxonase 1 (PON 1) Gene Expression to Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease and HDL and LDL Oxidation -- Critique: "Using Neural Measures of Economic Value to Solve the Public Goods Free-Rider Problem" -- Advance in Understanding of Autoimmune Disease: T-Cell Self-Tolerance Requires Sirt1

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December 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

December 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

December 01, 2009

More on Tea (Camellia sinensis): Cholesterol and Triglyceride Regulation, and Neuroprotection -- Low choline levels associated with high anxiety levels in human study -- More on curcumin, a major constituent of turmeric -- Curcumin as a maintenance treatment for ulcerative colitis -- Higher levels of vitamin D associated with improvements in certain aspects of cognitive function -- Hesperidin protects against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion induced arrhythmias and apoptosis -- Inflammation and insulin resistance resulting from CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) supplementation in mice -- New management needed at Yale University Press -- Surprise discovery: BHT is a natural antioxidant -- Monosodium glutamate, a natural flavor enhancer -- The effects of glutamate on energy homeostasis -- Special investment report: Swiss bank advises clients to get out of U.S. stocks, bonds -- Co-Association Between Insulin Sensitivity and Measures of Liver Function -- Factors Influencing Cholesterol Homeostasis in Subjects at High Risk of Developing Cardiovascular Disease -- Increasing HDL Levels with Anthocyanins

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October 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 01, 2009

Fighting for the First Amendment and Supplements -- n-3 Fatty Acids:Natural “Doping” for Enhanced Endurance. Migrating Birds Improve Physical Fitness by Eating! -- We Highly Recommend for Improved Health and Possibly Even Longer Life: Supplementation with Turmeric -- Vitamin D Induces Increased Levels of Cystatin D, a Candidate Tumor Suppressor Gene in Colon Cancer -- High Triglycerides, Diabetes: Black Tea Suppresses Postprandial Hypertriacylglycerolemia -- Emphysema, Pulmonary Fibrosis, and Lung Cancer: Quercetin and Curcumin Protect Against Nitric Oxide Modification of Lung Anti-Pr

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August 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 01, 2009

Sandy’s Wonderful Potato Salad -- Chronic Stress: Curcumin Protection in Chronically Stressed Rats -- Sleep Deprivation: Curcumin Protects Against Behavioral Alterations and Oxidative Damage in 72 Hour Sleep-Deprived Mice -- Long-Term Administration of Green Tea Catechins Prevents Age-Related Declines in Cognition in Mice -- New Pathways of Influenza Virus Replication and Possible Inhibition by Natural Products -- Could the French Paradox and the Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet Be Partly Due to Activation of the Niacin Receptor? -- The Niacin Flush: Could It Signal a Heart Protective Pathway? -- Quack “Economics” in a Major Science Journal -- Is a Preference for Inflation Hard-Wired in Humans?

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