Eating one freshwater fish equals a month of drinking ‘forever chemicals’ water

EWG study: Eating one freshwater fish equals | EurekAlert!

The effect of green Mediterranean diet on cardiometabolic risk; a randomised controlled trial | Heart

The effect of green Mediterranean diet on cardiometabolic risk; a randomised controlled trial | Heart

The effect of green Mediterranean diet on cardiometabolic risk; a randomised controlled trial | Heart

Highly processed foods can be considered addictive substances based on established scientific criteria – Gearhardt – Addiction – Wiley Online Library

Highly processed foods can be considered addictive substances based on established scientific criteria – Gearhardt – Addiction – Wiley Online Library

Highly processed foods can be considered addictive substances based on established scientific criteria – Gearhardt – Addiction – Wiley Online Library

Nutrients | Private Interests and the Start of Fluoride-Supplemented High-Carbohydrate Nutritional Guidelines

Internal documents show that private interests motivated the events which led these expert panels to engage in pivotal scientific reversals. These private interests biased scientific processes and these reversals occurred largely in an absence of supporting evidence. It is concluded that private interests played a significant role in the start of public health endorsements of fluoride-supplemented high-carbohydrate nutritional guidelines.

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Study: Time-Restricted Eating Improves Cardiovascular Health for Firefighters

Study: Time-Restricted Eating Improves Cardiovascular Health for Firefighters

Study: Time-Restricted Eating Improves Cardiovascular Health for Firefighters

Is Oatmeal Good for Diabetics? A Dietitian Explains.

Is Oatmeal Good for Diabetics? A Dietitian Explains.

Is Oatmeal Good for Diabetics? A Dietitian Explains.

Fasting induces a highly resilient deep quiescent state in muscle stem cells via ketone body signaling: Cell Metabolism

fasting slows muscle repair both immediately after the conclusion of fasting as well as after multiple days of refeeding. We show that ketosis, either endogenously produced during fasting or a ketogenic diet or exogenously administered, promotes a deep quiescent state in muscle stem cells (MuSCs).

Fasting induces a highly resilient deep quiescent state in muscle stem cells via ketone body signaling: Cell Metabolism

Trends in Diet Quality Among Older US Adults From 2001 to 2018 | Lifestyle Behaviors | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network

Trends in Diet Quality Among Older US Adults From 2001 to 2018 | Lifestyle Behaviors | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network

Trends in Diet Quality Among Older US Adults From 2001 to 2018 | Lifestyle Behaviors | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network

Toward a useful physical education

We have widespread ill health. And in the US 42% of us have become obese. PE didn’t help most people.

Entertainment, porn, and sports show us buff physiques to consume. We prominently reward athletes. And advertising sells us convenient food.

We train people to external direction. Our received ideals of fitness come from military preparedness. And we measure and praise performance. Why?

Ill health increases. And the fitness industry grows. This is not working. This fitness does not help most people.

We are going to spend too much time sitting. We are going to look at screens a lot. How do we teach ways of moving as lifelong harm reduction?

Hope

We must teach hope because without it everything else we can teach won’t get used.

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Incident Major Depressive Disorder Predicted by Three Measures of Insulin Resistance: A Dutch Cohort Study | American Journal of Psychiatry

Objective: Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Yet, there remain significant challenges in predicting new cases of major depression and devising strategies to prevent the disorder. An important first step in this process is identifying risk factors for the incidence of major depression. There is accumulating biological evidence linking insulin resistance, another highly prevalent condition, and depressive disorders. The objectives of this study were to examine whether three surrogate measures of insulin resistance (high triglyceride-HDL [high-density lipoprotein] ratio; prediabetes, as indicated by fasting plasma glucose level; and high central adiposity, as measured by waist circumference) at the time of study enrollment were associated with an increased rate of incident major depressive disorder over a 9-year follow-up period and to assess whether the new onset of these surrogate measures during the first 2 years after study enrollment was predictive of incident major depressive disorder during the subsequent follow-up period. Methods: The Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA) is a multisite longitudinal study of the course and consequences of depressive and anxiety disorders in adults. The study population comprised 601 NESDA participants (18–65 years old) without a lifetime history of depression or anxiety disorders. The study’s outcome was incident major depressive disorder, defined using DSM-IV criteria. Exposure measures included triglyceride-HDL ratio, fasting plasma glucose level, and waist circumference. Results: Fourteen percent of the sample developed major depressive disorder during follow-up. Cox proportional hazards models indicated that higher triglyceride-HDL ratio was positively associated with an increased risk for incident major depression (hazard ratio=1.89, 95% CI=1.15, 3.11), as were higher fasting plasma glucose levels (hazard ratio=1.37, 95% CI=1.05, 1.77) and higher waist circumference (hazard ratio=1.11 95% CI=1.01, 1.21). The development of prediabetes in the 2-year period after study enrollment was positively associated with incident major depressive disorder (hazard ratio=2.66, 95% CI=1.13, 6.27). The development of high triglyceride-HDL ratio and high central adiposity (cut-point ≥100 cm) in the same period was not associated with incident major depression. Conclusions: Three surrogate measures of insulin resistance positively predicted incident major depressive disorder in a 9-year follow-up period among adults with no history of depression or anxiety disorder. In addition, the development of prediabetes between enrollment and the 2-year study visit was positively associated with incident major depressive disorder. These findings may have utility for evaluating the risk for the development of major depression among patients with insulin resistance or metabolic pathology.

Source: Incident Major Depressive Disorder Predicted by Three Measures of Insulin Resistance: A Dutch Cohort Study | American Journal of Psychiatry