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How Can Animal Protein Intake Increase Childhood Obesity Risk?

How Can Animal Protein Intake Increase Childhood Obesity Risk? If pregnant crickets are exposed to a predatory wolf spider, their babies will hatch, exhibiting increased antipredator behavior and, as a consequence, improved survival from wolf spider attack. The mother cricket appears to be able to forewarn her babies about the threat when they are still […]

Vitamin D Supplements for Reducing Cancer Mortality

Vitamin D Supplements for Reducing Cancer Mortality It all started with a famous study entitled “Do sunlight and vitamin D reduce the likelihood of colon cancer?” that was published in 1980. Johns Hopkins University researchers were trying to figure out why states like New Mexico and Arizona have only about half the colon cancer rates […]

My Ride, Reimagined: Cannondale Treadwell Bike Review

My Ride, Reimagined: Cannondale Treadwell Bike Review I can’t begin to count the number of hours I’ve spent in a bike saddle over the past decade — but I can tell you that my most recent rides have been a whole different level of fun. It all started this spring in Venice, Calif., when I […]

Cow Cancer Virus Implicated in Breast Cancer

Cow Cancer Virus Implicated in Breast Cancer Up to 20 percent of all cancers in general are linked to infections, particularly viruses, and the list of potentially carcinogenic infectious agents is growing. It would be great if we could find a virus that contributed to breast cancer risk, because then we might have new ways […]

Should You Be Concerned about Bovine Leukemia Virus in Milk?

Should You Be Concerned about Bovine Leukemia Virus in Milk? Decades ago, concern was raised that the milk of dairy cows frequently contains a leukemia-causing virus—more specifically, bovine leukemia virus (BLV), the leading cancer killer among dairy cattle. Most U.S. dairy herds are infected with the cancer virus. “Thus the question of whether dairy cows […]

Vegans Should Consider Taking DHA Supplements

Vegans Should Consider Taking DHA Supplements We are all fatheads. Indeed, about half the dry weight of our brain is fat. Lower levels of the long-chain omega-3 fat DHA in some areas of Alzheimer’s brains got people thinking that perhaps DHA is protective. Since the level of DHA in the brain tends to correlate with […]

Do DHA Supplements Improve Brain Function?

Do DHA Supplements Improve Brain Function? The concept of vitamins was first described by none other than Dr. Funk. In his landmark paper in 1912, he discussed the notion that there were complex compounds our body couldn’t make from scratch, so we had to get them from our diet. By the mid-20th century, all the […]

Why Did Doctors Keep Prescribing Cancer?

Why Did Doctors Keep Prescribing Cancer? We’ve known about the role of estrogen in breast cancer going back to the 1800s, when surgical removal of the ovaries seemed to help in some cases. Ovaries were said to send out “mysterious” influences to the rest of the body, which were identified as estrogen in 1923. The […]

Preorder How Not to Diet Now!

Preorder How Not to Diet Now! My new book How Not to Diet is now available for pre-order!  It’s hard to express how excited I am that it’s finally coming out. It’s the biggest single research project I’ve ever taken on. There are more than a half million papers published in the medical literature on […]