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Issue #24 (October 2016)

Letter from the Editor

Articles in this issue

  • Can vitamin D-crease pain? Open Access
    Pain involves the nervous and immune systems, among others, so it can be tough to address through supplementation. Vitamin D's multitude of roles hint at its possible use as a pain treatment.
  • Interview: Josh Mitteldorf, PhD
    Josh is well-known in the life-extension community, for looking deep into the literature and connecting the dots. We'll get his take on some interesting longevity-related topics. After 30 years wandering in the plasma physics of extragalactic radio sources, Mitteldorf came to the study of aging in 1996 to correct a fundamental error in the foundations of evolutionary theory. After 20 years, the revolution in biological concept of aging that he initiated is only now coming to fruition
  • When nitrate supplementation doesn’t involve supplements
    We've covered several nitrate supplementation studies in previous ERDs. This trial is unique in that it studied the impact of a nitrate-rich diet on exercise performance.
  • Eat a day, skip a day?
    Typical dieting can be a chore. An alternative is to eat less (or not at all) during certain time periods, otherwise known as fasting. This is the first trial to compare regular calorie restriction to alternate-day fasting.
  • The high cost of high heat cooking
    The delicious browning and crusting of steak or chicken could also be harmful. This one-year long randomized trial looked at high-heat cooking versus gentler cooking, and its impact on insulin resistance.
  • Interview: Courtney Silverthorn, PhD
    Are you in the life sciences, but not sure if you want to work in a lab? Courtney is uniquely qualified to give advice about this.
  • Does being insulin resistant affect weight loss on a low-fat or low-carb diet?
    Weight loss is not a simple issue. The impact of a diet could be influenced by whether or not you’re insulin resistant, as examined by this one-year trial of a low-fat versus low-carb diet.
  • Examining the potential for edible sunscreen
    Phytochemicals in plants are well known to have positive effects on chronic conditions, such as heart disease and cancer. But certain ones could also help you avoid ... sunburn.
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