Metabolically, children are different species compared to adults

A great study, which once again puts metabolism in the spotlight. Many studies have tried to discover the main biological differences between children and adults and so far none of them have discovered a “smoking gun”. At the same time, multiple studies have demonstrated that children are much more resilient to both infections and “adult” … Read more

Children frequently receive unnecessary / dangerous medical care

This study provides some clues in regards to the declining health of younger people that I have discussed numerous times in my posts. Lifelong health “imprinting” starts in the womb and continues for at least 3-4 years after birth. Health changes and epigenetic (re)programming continue throughout the entire life of a person, of course, but … Read more

Humans have a ‘salamander-like’ ability to regrow cartilage

The title says it all, but the study authors make the unfortunate/handicapped conclusion that while we may very well be able to regrow cartilage, we cannot regrow limbs. Well, multiple animal studies I posted in the last beg to disagree and point to both high metabolism and progesterone as potent regenerative factors that may be … Read more

PUFA, from formula feeding or maternal obesity, may cause leukemia

Another great study, and one of the few that dares point the finger at medicine’s Holy Grail – the “essential fatty acids”. As the study aptly says, high levels of PUFA in the blood and especially higher levels of linoleic acid predict subsequent development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children. While the study is … Read more