Supplementation with (long chain) saturated fats protects liver from alcohol

As many of my readers already know, there are a number of human studies, going back to at least the 1960s, demonstrating that supplementation with saturated fats (SFA) protects the liver from damage induced by alcohol. I fact, supplementation with SFA not only prevents alcohol-induced liver damage but actually fully reverses the fibrosis/cirrhosis induced by … Read more Supplementation with (long chain) saturated fats protects liver from alcohol

Testosterone does NOT impair empathy in men

I am sure most readers are quite familiar with the cliche that testosterone (T) is what drives stereotypical “boy behavior” – aggressiveness, carelessness, impulsive behavior, risk taking, cheating, and of course the militaristic attitude characterized by lack of (or reduced) empathy. As I mentioned in several previous posts, most of these behaviors seem to be … Read more Testosterone does NOT impair empathy in men

Allopregnanolone as a treatment of Alzheimer Disease (AD)

It looks like the recent FDA approval of allopregnanolone (ALLO) for postpartum depression may open the floodgates to ton of new research with this steroid, as well as with its reliable precursors such as pregnenolone and progesterone. I posted several studies in the past demonstrating that pregnenolone, progesterone and ALLO are all endotoxin antagonists and … Read more Allopregnanolone as a treatment of Alzheimer Disease (AD)

Vegans and vegetarians have a higher risk of stroke

A good reminder that vegetables are not as benign, let alone as healthy, as your board-certified, PhD-boasting, marathon-running corporate nutritionist would have you believe. In fact, this is not the first study to seriously question the “eat mostly plants” mantra. Several other very large and well-controlled studies have found that a diet high in vegetables … Read more Vegans and vegetarians have a higher risk of stroke

The Lancet: Cancer now leading cause of death in “developed”, “rich” countries

It is now official. After giving CVD a serious run for its money for more than a decade, cancer has now emerged as the leading cause of death in “developed” countries. And while CVD remains the leading cause of death worldwide, the studies claim that if current trends continue cancer will become the leading cause … Read more The Lancet: Cancer now leading cause of death in “developed”, “rich” countries

New science blooms after “stars” die

As the article aptly quotes Max Planck, the running joke in physics for the last 100+ years has always been that science advances “one funeral at a time”. However, up until the study below came out this informal statement/knowledge was viewed as little more than the gripe of cynical, disillusioned, overworked post-docs. Shockingly, it appears … Read more New science blooms after “stars” die

Elevated maternal estrogen (estradiol) again linked to autism

Just weeks after the first study on the link between elevated estrogens (all types) and autism, a new study again demonstrated a link between elevated maternal estrogen (estradiol in this case) and risk of offspring autism. Estrogen excess during pregnancy may cause autism The studies were performed by different groups of researchers and do not … Read more Elevated maternal estrogen (estradiol) again linked to autism

There’s no gay gene

Very apt title, in my opinion at least. And then it comes to genetic explanations of diseases, I guess an even more apt addition would be “another one bites the dust”. Recently, I posted about the complete and utter failure of the genetic hypothesis to explain depression. That indictment on the genetic link in depression … Read more There’s no gay gene

Even a tiny amount of talc may cause diabetes II (T2DM), Benadryl may reverse it

As many of my readers know, talc was recently implicated as an (ovarian) carcinogen. There have been several class-action lawsuits against manufacturers of baby powder containing talk and the ones that have reached verdicts already all found the talc vendors culpable. https://www.drugdangers.com/talcum-powder/lawsuit/ However, the amount of talc applied to body by users of baby powder … Read more Even a tiny amount of talc may cause diabetes II (T2DM), Benadryl may reverse it

If current trends hold, within a decade the entire population may become autistic

Peat published a newsletter not long ago in which he presented evidence that not only are autism rates rising but the general population is starting to exhibit some signs/symptoms of the condition. I think he called the phenomenon a “generation-wide autism”. The study below alarmingly predicts that if current trends hold within the next decade … Read more If current trends hold, within a decade the entire population may become autistic