February 2007 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 2007 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 25, 2007

Additional Benefits of Caloric Restriction When Only Carbohydrate Calories Are Restricted -- Glucose Ingestion Induces Inflammation; Insulin Is Anti-Inflammatory -- Treatment with L-Arginine and L-Citrulline with Antioxidants Prevents High-Glucose-Induced Cellular Senescence -- Indigestible Carbohydrates Contribute to Improved Glycemic Response at Next Meal -- Possible Health Benefit of Lactose Intolerance: Protection Against Colorectal Cancer -- Bhhhrrrzzzt! The Sound Heard Round the World -- Safe at Last -- Qualified Health Claim That Tea May Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Rejected by FDA -- Recipe for Barley, Currant, and Herb Pilaf

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October 2006 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 2006 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 25, 2006

Special Report on Climate Change -- Blueberry Polyphenols Increase Lifespan and Thermotolerance in C. elegans -- Beneficial Effects of the Laminar Shear Stress Response Mimicked by Procyanidin-Rich Grape Seed Extract and Hawthorn -- Farmed Atlantic Salmon Highly Enriched in EPA and DHA -- C-Reactive Protein May Induce Leptin Resistance -- Testosterone Inhibits Early Atherogenesis in Male Mice -- Cognition-Enhancing Drugs May Work Exactly the Same in Rats as Environmental Enrichment -- Interleukin-1beta, a Mediator of Inflammation and Possibly Aging -- Changes in White Blood Cell Counts May Predict Increased Risk of Mortality in Older Women

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July 2006 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 2006 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 25, 2006

Modulation of Glucocorticoid Action by Vitamin D on Aging Hippocampal Cells -- 
Potential Antiaging Effects of Vitamin D3 Protection Against Neurotoxic Agents -- 
Glucocorticoids Induce Muscle Wasting: Could Vitamin D Provide Protection? -- 
Vitamin D Dosage and Cancer Chemoprevention -- Vitamin D Supplementation as a Possible Treatment for Heart Failure -- Effects of Acetic Acid (Vinegar) on Glycemic and Insulinemic Response to Food: Inhibitory Effects on Digestive and Other Enzymes -- Not Just for the Heart! Changes Mediated by Inflammation in the Aging Brain Reversed by Treatment with EPA -- A Low-Enough LDL May Reduce Cardiovascular Risk to Nearly Nonexistent -- When Pigs Have Fins: The New Health Snacks—Pork Skins and Bacon? -- Pomegranate Juice Improves Myocardial Perfusion in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease -- Broker-Importer Sues FDA for Blocking Ephedra Importation -- Moderate Alcohol Consumption Increases Neurogenesis in the Adult Mouse

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March 2006 Blog with Durk and Sandy

March 2006 Blog with Durk and Sandy

March 25, 2006

Pomegranate Juice Reduces Cholesterol Synthesis in Macrophages in Cell Culture -- Pomegranate Juice Inhibits Serum Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Activity and Reduces Systolic Blood Pressure -- L-Arginine Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction: Why the Negative Results? Could It Have Been Prevented? -- Decreasing Superoxide Radicals with Zingerone -- Prevention of Obesity by Anthocyanins -- Betaine Suppresses Inflammation During Aging: Possible Antiaging Effect -- FDA UPDATE: Our Suit Against the FDA, Case No. 05-1937 Before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit -- Health Freedom Protection Act, H.R. 4282, Introduced in Congress

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December 2005 Blog with Durk and Sandy

December 2005 Blog with Durk and Sandy

December 25, 2005

Warrantless Searches of Doctor's Offices -- Blueberry Gingerbread Cake for Health and Great Taste -- Aspirin Reduces Endothelial Cell Senescence -- Mild Heat Stress Protects Muscle Mass During Immobilization in Rats -- Effects of Caloric Restriction May Be Partly Due to Enhanced Expression of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase -- Arginine and C-Reactive Protein -- Docosahexaenoic Acid Increases Phosphatidylserine in Neuronal Membranes -- Fast Access of Some Grape Pigments to the Brain -- Phase 2: The Next Step in Controlling Inflammation in Arthritis and Atherosclerosis -- Codex Alimentarius Commission: Latest U.S. Draft Position on the Scientific Basis of Health Claims

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September 2005 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 2005 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 25, 2005

Restless Legs: The Iron Connection -- Tocopherol Radical Regeneration by Antioxidants -- Arginine Improves Endothelial Function in Healthy Individuals Older Than 70 Years -- Arginine and Protective Ischemic Preconditioning -- Cholinergic Agonists Improve Survival in Experimental Sepsis: Link to Arthritis -- Urinary Tract Infections: Nicotinic Acid Prevents Candida Adherence -- More on Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3, Inhibited by Lithium: Alzheimer’s, Neurotoxicity, and Cellular Senescence - Serotonin Transporter Found in B-Cell Malignancies: Inhibition of Cancer Growth by Inhibiting Transporter - Search Studies Show Airline Baggage Inspections a Waste of Time and Resources

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June 2005 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 2005 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 25, 2005

FLASH! Court Strikes Ephedra Ban -- Reducing C-Reactive Protein by Increasing Dietary Fiber -- Vitamin D in Prostate Cancer Patients with Increasing PSA Levels after Treatment -- Healthcare Systems Compared -- Increasing Homicide Rates and Linoleic Acid Consumption in Five Western Countries, 1961–2000 -- p53: The Tradeoff Between Cancer Protection and Longevity -- Cancer Now Leading Cause of Death Except in the Very Elderly -- Cholinesterase Inhibitors: New Findings/New Benefits -- Slowing the Digestion of Carbohydrates for Better Blood Sugar Control and Possibly Longer Life -- Viagra Works by Inhibiting Phosphodiesterase 5 -- Subsidizing Ants

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January 2005 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 2005 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 25, 2005

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Coronary Heart Disease Health Claim -- New X Prize: This One for Extending Lifespan! -- FDA Evaluation of Drugs Is Flawed, a Threat to the Public Health -- More on the Failure of Antioxidant Trials in the Prevention of Heart Attacks -- Possible Induction of Terminal Differentiation of Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer through PPARgamma -- Estrogen Upregulates Production of Prostacyclin through COX-2 -- Arginine Protects Against NSAID-Induced Gastrointestinal Toxicity -- Inactivation of COX-1 by Red Wine -- Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke after Acute Infection or Vaccination -- Anti-Inflammatory, Antisepsis Effects of Glycine -- Risk of Heart Attack and Exposure to Traffic -- Green Tea Polyphenols as Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors for Memory Improvement -- The Cholinergic Anti-Inflammatory Pathway -- USDA Ban on Ranchers Testing Their Cattle for BSE Is a Violation of the First Amendment

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November 2004 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 2004 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 25, 2004

The FDA and Your Right to a Jury Trial -- Tryptophan and the Response to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) -- Possible Antiatherosclerotic Effects of Hot Tubs -- High-Dose Alpha-Lipoic Acid Has Antiobesity Effects in Rats -- Disaggregating Toxic Protein Clumps -- HDL: Not Always “Good” Cholesterol -- Proinflammatory Cytokine Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha -- Reforming the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

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August 2004 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 2004 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 25, 2004

Do Food Ads Promote Childhood Obesity? -- Good News for Medical Marijuana Patients -- Mechanism Discovered for Protective Effects of Cardiac Preconditioning -- Why Antioxidants in Large Randomized Trials Haven’t Shown Clear Benefits -- Connecting Alzheimer’s, Cardiovascular Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and Type 2 Diabetes

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July 2004 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 2004 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 25, 2004

Inflammation After Eating a Mixed Meal: Eating May Be Hazardous to Your Health -- Prolactin: Sex and Immune Activation -- Loss of Muscle Mass with Aging: Interleukin-6 and Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha -- Lycopene Inhibits Mineral Resorption from Bone -- Curcumin May Be Effective in Treating Cystic Fibrosis -- FDA Continues Its Murderous Rampage and Still Violates the First Amendment

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April 2004 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 2004 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 25, 2004

The Supreme Court, the FDA, and the First Amendment -- The Arginine Metabolic Pathways: Nitric Oxide Synthase and Arginase -- Red Wine Increases Expression of Human Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase -- High-Protein Diet May Increase Thermogenesis Compared to High-Carbohydrate Diet -- The Federal Death Administration Strikes Again: Drug Standards Applied to a Food -- Fat and Happy? Tryptophan Concentrations Reduced in Obesity -- Angiogenesis Inhibitors May Control Fat Tissue - New Blood Vessels Support Fat Growth -- Winning the War of All Against All - Searching for Lonerville

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