Dear Science: Well Duh

Study of Israeli adolescents shows impact of socioeconomic position on subsequent cognitive impairment.

The research is in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. (full access paywall)

Higher BMI in Adolescence May Affect Cognitive Function in Midlife
Higher BMI in Adolescence May Affect Cognitive Function in Midlife
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    So it will be able to tell at a glance what kind of a fat, cretinous loser you’re likely to be. Ho hum, I can do that now with a glance.
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    proving it’s not fat where cognition is lacking, trying adulting and setting an example for “the children”.
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    science articles work better when debunked BMI for bodies or Meyers Briggs for personality are not used. talk about why people struggle with fake news when there’s this continued blur.

    Nothing in my screed mentioned age, so I wonder about your use of the word adulting or your use of the sentence fragment the children.

    Actually, I am not blaming the victim here. I am well aware that obesity was anecdotal back in the 1960s, when I saw exactly one person who I would consider obese*, as compared to now, when almost every person, child or adult, I see is heaping over their belt in some obscene muffin top.

    People are fat like that as the result of a policy pursued by Earl Butz at the behest of Richard M Nixon to transition the US from a predominantly wheat based diet (which could be sold to Europe and to the Soviet Union, [which after several 5 year plans has ruined the Ukraine as its bread basket partially through Stalin’s murder of 25 million Kulaks,]) to a predominantly corn based diet (which meant that we had to learn to eat pig slop and like it).

    This led to the creation of the abomination called High Fructose Corn Syrup and to its promotion to such an extent that a walk through any grocery store aisle will reveal its presence everywhere.

    HFCS is not a natural product and nature does not know what to do with it, so it stores it and encysts it away in fat cells. Those same cells that are stuffing the muffin tops and clogging the arteries of poor and middle-class US citizens young and old. (Politically connected 1%ers and billlionaires do not eat that crap. They own farms where no HFCS products are allowed and Monsanto’s Round Up™ is entirely absent.)

    *) He was lying on the floor of a diner in a building where I worked, having an epileptic fit.

    what you posted was fat bashing, and like all bullies, you don’t like to be called on it, which is which the question of your age – understood as maturity – comes in. I am guessing you speak American English which is all dom/sub and no actual exchange of content.
    Mais non. Je ne suis pas un anglophone.

    french explains rudeness as coin and the cretin reference. (a condition treated with iodine).
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  • Dear Boomer Generation: Whatever From Gen X.

Top 10 Reasons Why The BMI Is Bogus

Why BMI is inaccurate and misleading – Medical News Today

Goodbye to MBTI, the Fad That Won’t Die | Psychology Today

other than that “BMI” is a Victorian Era bit of nonsense

the concept of brains managing fat storage

rather than other matters

makes sense

Why vitamin pills don’t work, and may be bad for you
Why vitamin pills don't work, and may be bad for you
LGBTIQ public servants demand apology for the Canadian war on queers
LGBTIQ public servants demand apology for the Canadian war on queers
Five reasons Canadian queers should demand the repeal of Canada’s secret police law | Daily Xtra
Five reasons Canadian queers should demand the repeal of Canada’s secret police law | Daily Xtra
Manitoba’s 1st medicinal marijuana centre for veterans opens
Manitoba's 1st medicinal marijuana centre for veterans opens
An RCMP officer has filed a lawsuit alleging he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after being exposed to a “significant volume” of child pornography while working in a specialized unit.
Mountie sues, alleges PTSD from child porn
LGBTQ People Far More Likely To Suffer From Mental Health Issues, Study Claims
LGBTQ People Far More Likely To Suffer From Mental Health Issues, Study Claims

Being Part of a Community Group May Protect You From Cognitive Decline

Social engagement through civic group activities, such as being a member of a political party, an environmental group, neighborhood watch, a voluntary service group or other community based groups, is associated with better cognitive function at age 50, according to a study.

The research is in BMC Psychology. (full open access)

Being Part of a Community Group May Protect You From Cognitive Decline
Being Part of a Community Group May Protect You From Cognitive Decline

A Single Stressful Event May Cause Long-Term Effects in the Brain

A recent study found that a single stressful event may cause long-term consequences in the brain. The authors had found earlier that a short protocol of stress (40 min) enhances the release of glutamate (the major excitatory transmitter) in the prefrontal cortex (PFC), an effect due mainly to an increase in the number of glutamate-containing vesicles available for release at synapses.

The research is in Molecular Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

#stress #neuroscience

A Single Stressful Event May Cause Long-Term Effects in the Brain
A Single Stressful Event May Cause Long-Term Effects in the Brain

 

 

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