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Recent Longevity News for the week ending 11/28/18

How a Low-Carb Diet Might Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight - NYT, 11/14/18 - "overweight adults who cut carbohydrates from their diets and replaced them with fat sharply increased their metabolisms. After five months on the diet, their bodies burned roughly 250 calories more per day than people who ate a high-carb, low-fat diet, suggesting that restricting carb intake could help people maintain their weight loss more easily ... The new study is unique in part because of its size and rigor. It is among the largest and most expensive feeding trials ever conducted on the subject ... experts like Dr. Ludwig, argue that the obesity epidemic is driven by refined carbohydrates such as sugar, juices, bagels, white bread, pasta and heavily processed cereals. These foods tend to spike blood sugar and insulin, a hormone that promotes fat storage, and they can increase appetite"

Abstracts from this week:

Benign prostatic hypertrophy: Pycnogenol® supplementation improves prostate symptoms and residual bladder volume - Minerva Med. 2018 Aug;109(4):280-284 - "BPH symptoms like emptying, frequency, intermittency, urgency, weak flow, straining, nocturia, were all significantly improved with Pycnogenol® (P<0.05) and the difference with both control groups was statistically significant" - [Nutra USA] - See Pycnogenol at Amazon.com.

Supplementation with Beef Extract Improves Exercise Performance and Reduces Post-Exercise Fatigue Independent of Gut Microbiota - Nutrients 2018, 10(11), 1740 - "BE supplementation improved endurance and reduced fatigue, which might be related to BE composition, but had no correlation with the gut microbiota" - [Nutra USA]

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