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Health and Fitness News

Discussion in 'Health and Advice' started by BananaHands, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. BananaHands

    BananaHands Nocturnal Banana Staff Member

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    I used it for a bit, but I think I like Nike+ better?
     
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    LittleKagsin la femme

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    Is that also a free app?

    What, so I'm cheap...
     
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    BananaHands Nocturnal Banana Staff Member

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    It's free! I think...
     
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    LittleKagsin la femme

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    :D Yay!

    I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks!
     
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    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    I have nuts!
     
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    Fun Size High Lord of Falderal

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    We know. They're dropping past your cargo shorts. Seriously, would it kill you to wear long pants?
     
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    BananaHands Nocturnal Banana Staff Member

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    Tyson Chicken Nuggets Recalled
    Figured this would be a good one for you parents on the forum.
     
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    WasabiPoptart Village Crazy Lady

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    Something to keep an eye on if you are struggling with depression. Neuroscience News:

     
  12. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    FDA bans antibacterial soaps
    One year from now, they all either have to be reformulated or discontinued.
    This actually makes me happy.

    Healthcare-level cleansers and Alcohol-based sanitizers are not affected.

    --Patrick
     
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  13. Dave

    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    We actually need more bacteria and dirt in our lives. We're having issues keeping healthy because we're no longer building up tolerances to common crap.
     
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    ThatGrinningIdiot! I has avatar nao.

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    Didn't Chaz mention there was always at least 2lbs of bacteria on you at any given moment? I just imagine it as a bacterial shield now.
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    It's estimated as high as 3.

    --Patrick
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    I've always wondered if my mother's freakishly over-clean house and her obsessive cleaning tendencies are why immune system is so screwed up.
     
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  19. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Science has been teasing stuff like this for ages (Electric ion repair of teeth, stem cells, etc), my goal is to keep my teeth in good enough shape that I'll still have enough left to repair so I can make a full recovery.

    --Patrick
     
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    Noooooooo I need your decay to live!
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Maybe you just need to learn how to write marijuana prescriptions.

    --Patrick
     
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    Interesting condition I'd never heard of: Little-known disorder looks just like dementia -- but can be reversed

    It's called Normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) and is reversible in 99% of cases. Probably subject to being caught early enough.

    What they're NOT touching on in the article is how many people diagnosed with dementia and/or Alzheimer's actually have this? That's potentially terrifying.
     
  24. Dave

    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    Not sure whether I'm happy or not that my mom shows none of the symptoms of this disease. Happy that she hasn't been living in hell for no reason, but unhappy because she's still living in hell.
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Well, I legitimately wondered when this was going to happen after hearing about the successes of the research they mention a couple years ago. I thought, "Well, someone could set themselves up as a supplier, assuming they could get enough supply and had sufficiently few qualms." And now someone has.

    This Anti-Aging Start-Up Is Charging Thousands of Dollars for Teen Blood

    Who knew this would be foreshadowed all the way back in 2000?

    At the time, I remember thinking, "Hmm, I suppose it could theoretically work, but nobody is ever going to find out because that would never make it past any ethics committee."

    --Patrick
     
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    Interesting article: The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates
    This isn't super-surprising to me that things are stable far longer than their "shelf life" says, but I found it interesting that the government and military already had a program to cut costs like this.
     
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    Interesting study: Associations of fats and carbohydrate intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 18 countries from five continents (PURE): a prospective cohort study
    Here's the sci-hub, in case you want to read the full thing: Full article

    Figure 1 (see below) is the best TL;DR;. p values look good, but I'm hardly well-versed at spotting bad science that's not in my area. I see mixed public/private funding (including "Big Pharma" names), FWIW.

    fig1.PNG
     
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  28. Dave

    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    ELI5.
     
  29. Denbrought

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    Cohort was 35-70, so these findings don't apply to you.








    I like how this is can be taken as me calling you a 5-year-old, or Methuselah.
     
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    This is association data which is a labeled as Epidemiology. It is work by statisticians. Simple Meaning: people fill out questionaires (self-reporting) information (socioeconomic stuff and food they eat) and then the researchers waited to see which ones had heart attacks, then some computer jocks crunch numbers to find a correlation/association b/t the questionaire and the heart attack.

    The biggest problem with this kind of work is the 'ol correlation =/= causation. It fairly well-established that too much sugar is bad for you. Also, there is a link b/t heart failure and type 2 diabetes already. However, it's sort of a chicken and the egg thing. This study stated that the participants self-reported their diabetes status. It's sort of like saying more people with gray hair have dementia. So there is an association with gray hair and dementia. Does that mean gray hair causes dementia? That's the same here. I'm not saying they are wrong. It's a massive study, it's published in The Lancet (which is highly respected), and there is data showing that controlling your carbs can reduces risk for T2D which in turn MIGHT reduce your risk for heart disease. I am saying it's more complicated than high carbs = heart failure. And, that's what will get spewed across news sites.

    Here is their conclusion:
    In conclusion, we found that a high carbohydrate intake was associated with an adverse impact on total mortality, whereas fats including saturated and unsaturated fatty acids were associated with lower risk of total mortality and stroke. We did not observe any detrimental effect of fat intakes on cardiovascular disease events.

    Here are some interesting notes in there conclusion as well:
    Measurement error in reporting might lead to random errors that could dilute real associations between nutrients and clinical events.

    ...we were unable to measure trans-fat intake which might affect our results...

    We were unable to quantify separately the types of carbohydrate (refined vs whole grains) consumed. However, carbohydrate consumption in low-income and middle-income countries is mainly from refined sources.

    See this article for more info about diabetes and heart disease: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4107260/

    There is definitely a link b/t diet and health status. However, diet alone is not the only risk factor. Genetic risk for disease and environmental factors also play a large role.


    I think @Denbrought brought up a salient point. Big pharma funded this study (in part anyway). Are they developing some carbohydrate metabolism blocking drug? And, will they claim that it will prevent heart disease? Time will tell.
     
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    Man, you know some 5-year-olds with a big vocabulary :p
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    You know, I never thought about this seriously before, just as idle musings.
    Who knew someone would run so far with it?



    --Patrick
     
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    stienman GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF ENERGY

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    Certainly interesting, but it does make the argument that we should be living as our ancestors did. Similar to some fad diets, I'm not sure that's a perfectly solid foundation, but it's a good place to start and consider things.
     
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    I went to her Nutritious Movement website, and there’s just something about it that sets off the bullshit detector. There aren’t any exercises on the site (that I could find), but she has a lot of books/DVDs/seminars to sell you to tell you about them! And her About page is like a textbook definition of “privilege”. Not only being able to afford to refurnish her house, being able to “break up her work day” with chores around the house and walking around outside, and sending her children to a “nature school”, but also some ageism and ableism thrown in to boot (Like her suggestion is to keep some folding chairs around for elderly and disabled guests. Yeah, my grandmas would have loooooooved sitting on a folding chair for a week. :rolleyes: )

    Also, while watching that video, all I could think of was all the sedentary people who sat at desks and worked on assembly lines to invent/create the audio equipment, computers, programming languages, software, communications infrastructure, and internet that allowed her to create her YouTube video criticizing desk sitting and assembly line work. :facepalm:

    To me, it looks like the big secret (without all the privileged “hunter-gatherer lifestyle” bullshit) is “do some stretching/yoga every day”. Which any physical therapist would tell you. And can be done in modified forms at your desk/workstation. And there’s tons of free resources to get you started. (There, I saved you $19.95.)
     
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