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Looking At : Oct 14, 2018
Posted By Scott Bird

During the past week we’ve discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Nuzzel The Daily ‘Paper’ and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

  • Slowing Aging (In Mice, Human Trials Soon) With Fisetin : I’ve
    seen this one reported in a number of places, this one was the first. And yes, it’s as promising as it sounds.
  • The Effects Of Aerobic Exercise On Cognitive Performance : Very interesting research – look forward to seeing a whole lot more (larger trials, specific forms of exercise – including anaerobic ones).
  • An Algorithmic ‘Spell Check’ For Helping To Diagnose Breast Cancer : Fantastic. Look forward to seeing a similar pairing used in diagnosing a great many illnesses.
  • Intermittent Fasting May Help Reverse Type II Diabetes : We’ve been discussing IF for quite a while now, particularly this very area. It’s wonderful to see it go from anecdotal evidence to suggested by doctors, and heavily researched.
  • Handheld Biopen Prints Human Cartilage : Fantastic.

We also talked about Measuring obesity using the metabolome, Climate change and the increased prevalence of mental-health issues and a whole lot more. Keep up with the World of Health & Fitness in the Straight to the Bar Community on Google+, and in the Daily ‘Newspaper‘ on Nuzzel. Absolutely free.

Incidentally, if you’d like to dive into this topic a little deeper (and I wouldn’t blame you for that – fascinating area), grab the daily Aging & Longevity newsletter. Dive in.

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Written By Scott Bird
Scott is a long-time fitness enthusiast (Jan 2004!), writer and photographer living in Sydney, Australia. If you share the passion for spending a bit of time under a bar, welcome. Love hearing how everyone else trains. You can connect via Twitter, Facebook and the various networks listed in the sidebar.
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