February 2004 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 2004 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 25, 2004

Once Upon a Time . . . "Absence of Administrative Centralization" -- Life-Extending Sirtuins Activated by Resveratrol—Living Longer Through Red Wine? -- Centenarians in Japan -- FDA "Clarifies" Its Position on Health Claims: It Is Illegal to Say that Vitamin C Can Treat Scurvy -- Lycopene May Not Provide All the Benefits of Tomatoes in Preventing Prostate Cancer -- Super-Delicious Tomato Recipe: Tomato-Lentil Salad -- Second Opinions Available from Major Hospitals -- Serum Insulin Concentrations are Lower in Daily Drinkers Compared with Abstainers -- Reversal of Cognitive Aging in Old Mice and Cognitive Dysfunction from Alcohol in Young Mice -- Thiol Antioxidants Reduce Bone Loss in Estrogen-Deficient Female Mice

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November 2003 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 2003 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 25, 2003

If Only It Worked When the Government Stole Your Cattle . . . -- Aspirin to the Rescue: Salicylic Acid Attenuates Virulence in Staphylococcus aureus -- Ketone Bodies in Energy, Neuroprotection, and Possibly in the Effects of Dietary Restriction -- Coming Soon! To Your Kitchen from Ours! -- Curcumin in Phase I Clinical Trial Prevention of Cancer -- Xanthine Oxidase and Endothelial Dysfunction in Heavy Smokers -- Xanthine Oxidase Mediates Cytokine-Induced but Not Hormone-Induced Bone Resorption -- Xanthine Oxidase Inhibition by Flavonoids -- Quercetin and Kaempferol Inhibit in Vitro Osteoclastic Bone Resorption -- When Shopping for High-Polyphenol Cocoa, All Cocoas Are Not Alike -- Ecology and Bias in Scientific Media: Is It 300 Years or 50 Years of Deformed Frogs? Neither Multilegged Frogs Nor Biased Reporting Is New -- Ain’t FDA Regulations Fun? -- Reforming the FDA -- Bioengineering Healthier Corn

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August 2003 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 2003 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 25, 2003

Tragedy of the Commons — NOT -- Caloric Restriction Does Not Increase the Lifespan of All Breeds of Mice -- Price Competition Between Dietary Supplements and Prescription Drugs Cannot Occur without Treatment Claims for Supplements -- Phytoestrogens: Neuroprotective Properties Independent of Estrogenic Effects -- Epigallocatechin Gallate, a Constituent of Green Tea, Mimics Some of the Actions of Insulin -- Rutin May Be Essential for the Antidepressant Activity of St. John’s Wort -- Amyloid Polypeptide Forms in Pancreatic Islet Cells in Type 2 Diabetes: Analogous to Alzheimer’s? -- Xanthine Oxidase and Muscle Damage in Strenuous Exercise -- Xanthine Oxidase and Muscle Damage in Strenuous Exercise -- Clitoris NO—Arginine Yes -- Book Review: Libertarian Science Fiction, The Excalibur Alternative, by David Weber (2002) -- Preventing Falls with Vitamin D and Calcium—A Possible Mechanism


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April 2003 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 2003 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 25, 2003

FDA: Next Steps -- Free Radical Signaling and Antioxidant Protection -- Inhibition of Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Beta by Red Wine May Help Explain the “French Paradox” -- Red Wine Increases the Expression of Human Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase -- Lycopene Interferes with Cell Progression and IGF-1 Signaling in Mammary Cancer Cells -- Lycopene May Be Useful in the Treatment of Prostate and Breast Cancer -- Diacylglycerol: New Cooking/Salad Oil May Offer Potential for Easy Loss of a Few Pounds -- Canada Allows Health Claims -- Homocysteine Upregulates 3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl Coenzyme A Reductase in Vascular Endothelial Cells -- Moderate Beer Consumption -- Another Important Constitutional Right Under Siege—The Fifth Amendment’s “Takings” Clause - Speed Limit on Consciousness

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June 2003 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 2003 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 25, 2003

The Other War Heats Up: FDA Proposes Good Manufacturing Practices for Dietary Supplements -- Durk & Sandy Say No: EPA Deciding Whether It Can Regulate the Puddle in Your Backyard as “Waters of the United States” -- Tetrahydrobiopterin: Ubiquitous Metabolite that Regulates the Superoxide Release by Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase -- Sleep Duration and Body Temperature -- Protection by Quercetin Against Cooking Oil Fume-Induced Lung Cancer in Taiwanese Women -- Preparing for the Next Appearance of Spanish Flu -- Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Episodes: Possible Prevention by Fish Oil Supplements -- At Home in the EU -- Low Plasma Arginine Concentrations and Decreased Nitric Oxide Production in Children with Cerebral Malaria

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February 2003 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 2003 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 25, 2003

FDA Folds—The First Amendment Wins After 8 Years of Battle -- Garlic and Scallion Lovers, Rejoice! Allium Vegetables Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer -- Tea Enhances Insulin Activity -- Why Antioxidants Do Not Necessarily Prevent Aging Due to Free Radicals -- Neuroprotection, IGF-1, and Alzheimer’s Disease -- Well, at Least They’re Safe

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January 2003 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 2003 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 25, 2003

Noradrenaline Metabolite a Powerful Antioxidant -- Folic Acid Against Cardiovascular Disease -- Isomer of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Induces Hyperinsulinemia and Fatty Liver in the Mouse -- Why We Take Cysteine Rather Than N-Acetylcysteine -- More Global Warming: A Giant Coincidence or What?

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October 2002 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 2002 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 25, 2002

Preventing Cancer, Atherosclerosis, and Obesity Through Antiangiogenesis

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January 2002 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 2002 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 25, 2002

Interactions Between Low-Dose Aspirin and NSAIDs Can Block Antiplatelet Effects of Aspirin -- Endogenous Cannabinoid System Controls Ras Oncogene-Dependent Tumor Growth -- Enriched Environment Decreases Self-Administration of Amphetamine by Rats -- A Start in Dealing with a Dysfunctional Patent System -- Statins and Antioxidants May Not Mix -- Government Takeover of Health Care in the Name of Public Health -- Immunity and the Brain Inflammatory Matters -- Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients -- Vitamin E and the Regulation of Heart-Rate Variability

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November 2001 - Special Supplement Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 2001 - Special Supplement Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 25, 2001

Centers for Disease Control Infected with Fascism: Proposes Medical Dictatorship -- The First Amendment Is Getting in the Way of the Drug Approval Process, Says the Bush Administration - Supreme Court Ruling Coming Up

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November 2001 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 2001 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 25, 2001

FOODS THAT ARE HIGH IN POTASSIUM -- NIGHTTIME BLOOD PRESSURE DROP BLUNTED IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN -- LIFESTYLE FACTORS AND RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES IN WOMEN -- BIOELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE BODY-FAT MEASURING DEVICES SHOULD BE USED IN THE MORNING BEFORE YOU EAT -- TELOMERE SHORTENING AND AGING IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS -- CYCLOOXYGENASE 2 (COX 2) AND CANCER -- POSSIBLE MECHANISM FOR THE FEN/PHEN DISASTER -- ARSENIC IN WATER: RISKS AND COSTS -- BIOTERRORISM: LET INDIVIDUALS PROTECT THEMSELVES!

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September 2001 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 2001 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 25, 2001

FDA UPDATE: THE LATEST NEWS! -- CAN PANCAKES SAVE YOUR LIFE? -- DRUG REIMPORTATION: HHS AND FDA SAY NO, CONGRESS MAY SAY YES (AGAIN) -- THE SCIENCE OF GLOBAL WARMING -- MARGIN OF ERROR IN THE IPCC REPORT: IS GLOBAL WARMING STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT? -- DEMOGRAPHICS AND ECONOMICS OF GLOBAL WARMING -- THE HEREDITY OF HUMAN LONGEVITY -- DOES MARIJUANA BOOST HEART ATTACK RISK? --  REGULATION OF GLUCOCORTICOIDS BY MELATONIN AND GROWTH HORMONE PROTECT T LYMPHOCYTES -- SPONTANEOUS REGRESSION OF MELANOMA -- MORE ON CHOLESTEROL AND STATINS: POSSIBLE EFFECT OF STATINS ON CANCER RISK? -- PREVENTION OF FAT-INDUCED INSULIN RESISTANCE BY SALICYLATE --

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