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“No milk for research!” (A Sisyphian tale … still in progress)

Based on our “back to the future” protocol revision approved by the, we began to contact dairies, creameries, farm organizations, and agriculture-related educational institutions. We assumed that obtaining raw milk would be relatively easy given that the study’s investigators lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay area which included the global birth of the […]

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DRAFT: Testing BPA levels in milk: A long circuitous route sourcing dairy for the study

According to U.S. government data, dairy products are the primary source of calcium in the American diet. That’s a primary reason to include dairy in our dietary intervention study of the human effects of Bisphenol A and other plastic-derived environmental chemicals. Indeed, some studies consider milk as an almost nutritionally complete food. And while dairy […]

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As terrible as those plastic-polluted ocean photos are, your body is a SERIOUSLY more contaminated by the same chemical garbage

You are the ocean. You are — on average — about 65% water. Your blood vessels flow with a saline solution with chemical properties that ares eerily similar to sea water. Your heart imitates the cadence of waves on a beach — a sound many people find comforting, especially those that keep time with a […]

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The Mendelian Randomization by Millwood et al.: Observations and Expressions of Concern

The recent population study of adults in China that found no cardio-protective benefits of moderate alcohol consumption should be re-examined in the context of methodological and confounding factors not addressed in the published paper. Published in early April by The Lancet, the study provoked sensational headlines among the general media proclaiming the definitive death of […]

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Two criteria for the evolutionary selection of ALDH2*2 other than as a protection against alcohol disorder

Adaptive Genetic Variation and Population Differences Author links open overlay panelChao-QiangLai https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-398397-8.00018-6 “It is unlikely that the high frequency of these risk alleles was under recent selection by alcoholism. “Goldman and Enoch93 proposed two possible types of selection. First, mycotoxins (aflatoxins, in particular), which can cause hepatic disease and cancer, are commonly present in moldy […]

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Sources for Under-Reporting of Alcohol Consumption

Sources, Under-Reporting Underreporting in alcohol surveys: whose drinking is underestimated? Drinking pattern is more strongly associated with under-reporting of alcohol consumption than socio-demographic factors: evidence from a mixed-methods study Estimating under- and over-reporting of drinking in national surveys of alcohol consumption: Identification of consistent biases across four English-speaking countries How is alcohol consumption affected if […]

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