Extreme low-carb diet may speed aging and dull cognition, Japanese study finds

Continuing an extreme low-carbohydrate diet stringently for a long time may accelerate aging and lead to a shorter life span, according to a recent study by a group of Japanese scientists.

While pointing out that a low-carb diet is effective in reducing visceral fat and preventing blood sugar spikes, Tsuyoshi Tsuzuki, associate professor in agricultural science at Tohoku University, stressed that it “should be supervised by experts as part of medical treatment.”

In the research project, Tsuzuki and colleagues divided laboratory mice with life expectancies of about a year into three groups — one fed with a balanced diet, one with a fatty diet and one with a low-carb diet with increased protein.

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Agrotóxico que reduz QI de crianças tem uso crescente no Brasil

Inseticida clorpirifós já foi banido de oito países europeus e está sob contestação em seis estados americanos

Contestado na Europa e nos EUA, o agrotóxico clorpirifós tem efeitos devastadores. Segundo especialistas, ele deixa traços nos alimentos e, no organismo humano, causa danos como distúrbios hormonais, deficiência mental irreversível nos fetos e diminuição de até 2,5 pontos de QI (quociente de inteligência) das crianças. O clorpirifós é um agrotóxico que surgiu para substituir o devastador DDT na agricultura e é usado há mais de 50 anos – mas é cada vez mais contestado pelos efeitos nocivos à saúde e ao meio ambiente.

O produto combate larvas e insetos e foi banido de oito países europeus. A sua licença para a utilização agrícola na União Europeia se aproxima do fim e o prazo, janeiro de 2020, levantou o debate sobre a pertinência de renovar a autorização. Segundo o jornal francês Le Monde, a Comissão Europeia estuda a possibilidade de não validar a permissão.

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Vitamin C Doubles Effectiveness of Chemotherapy and Radiation

Each day, more than 1,600 people prematurely die from cancer in the United States. Worldwide, an estimated 20,000 succumb to cancer on a daily basis. For a time, the war on cancer initially waged by Richard Nixon in the ’60s, and the promise of targeted cancer drugs, gave hope.

Alas, they’ve all failed to live up to expectations, and have done nothing to improve cancer death rates. Globally, $91 billion was spent on cancer treatments in 2013. In 2014, no cancer drug was approved costing less than $100,000 for a course of treatment.

Yet, despite their exorbitant price tags, they offer little in terms of survival. Tarceva, for example, increases the median survival for pancreatic cancer patients by a mere 10 days. Meanwhile, there are inexpensive, non-patentable therapies available that could be truly game changing.

One such therapy is high-dose vitamin C. Another is nutritional ketosis — and oncologists in Turkey have presented evidence showing the combination of these two strategies have the ability to “turbo charge” conventional chemo protocols, making them incredibly effective, and far safer to boot.

Vitamin C Improves Effectiveness of Chemo and Radiation

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