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What’s the Skinny on Dietary Protein and Health?

What’s the Skinny on Dietary Protein and Health?

July 31, 2015

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Endocrinology, Food and nutrition, Michaeli:

High dietary protein is associated with increased cancer, diabetes & overall mortality in middle aged people, but the effect is the opposite in seniors.

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Treatment of Aging Joints

July 28, 2015

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Geriatric medicine, Michaeli, Rheumatology:

Aging joints lose cartilage, the joints’ cushions. Eventually, sufferers of osteoarthritis end up with bone rubbing against bone, a painful condition.

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Evolution of the Color Red

July 26, 2015

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Evolution, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior:

The color red was most likely the first color (besides black and white) to be registered in our ancient ancestors brains.

The 1 Thing That Makes Humans Different from Animals

The 1 Thing That Makes Humans Different from Animals

July 22, 2015

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Evolution, Genes & genomics, Michaeli:

We like to believe we’re unique. So what makes humans different from animals?

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Can Obesity Cause Memory Loss?

July 21, 2015

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Endocrinology, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Neurology, Obesity & weight loss:

A study found that people defined as obese had lost brain tissue.

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What’s Up with Fructose

July 20, 2015

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Food and nutrition, Michaeli:

Fructose makes food taste better so how bad can consuming fructose be?

Predicting the Speed of Aging

Predicting the Speed of Aging

July 19, 2015

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Geriatric medicine, Michaeli:

A recent paper titled, “Quantification of biological aging in young adults,” offers hope that science is finally taking a crack at predicting the speed of aging.

Has Medicine Lost its Soul?

Has Medicine Lost its Soul?

July 12, 2015

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Medical Education, Michaeli, Primary Care:

Dov Michaeli MD, Phd, recalls the lessons of a revered professor of medicine and wonders: has medicine lost its soul?

The Brain Games Scam

The Brain Games Scam

July 9, 2015

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Michaeli, Neurobiology, Neurology:

Scientists have meticulously refuted the claims of the multi-billion dollar brain games industry, but science has also shown us what actually works to improve brain function

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Everything You Wanted to Know About Fructose…And It’s Not Good

July 2, 2015

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Food and nutrition, Michaeli, Obesity & weight loss:

Fructose is probably the sweetest natural sugar. On a scale of sweetness where sucrose (obtained from sugar cane) is 100, fructose is 173.