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Recent Longevity News for the week ending 8/16/17

Almonds may help boost cholesterol clean-up crew - Science Daily, 8/11/17 - "compared to the control diet, the almond diet increased ?-1 HDL -- when the particles are at their largest size and most mature stage -- by 19 percent. Additionally, the almond diet improved HDL function by 6.4 percent, in participants of normal weight"

Marijuana associated with three-fold risk of death from hypertension - Science Daily, 8/9/17 - Another one of the 20 negative studies for every study that marijuana MIGHT help a condition.

Abstracts from this week:

Effects of curcumin on short-term spatial and recognition memory, adult neurogenesis and neuroinflammation in a streptozotocin-induced rat model of dementia of Alzheimer's type - Behav Brain Res. 2017 Aug 8 - "These results suggest a positive effect of curcumin in object recognition memory which was not related to hippocampal neurogenesis" - See curcumin products at Amazon.com.

The effect of probiotics as a treatment for constipation in elderly people: A systematic review - Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2017 Jul;71:142-149 - "Overall, our analysis of the randomised and placebo-controlled trials suggests that administration of probiotics significantly improved constipation in elderly individuals by 10-40% compared to placebo controls in which no probiotic was administered" - [Nutra USA] - See probiotic products at Amazon.com.

Melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer chemoprevention: A role for nicotinamide? - Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2017 Jul 5 - "Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3 ) enhances DNA repair, modulates the inflammatory environment produced by UVR, and reduces UV-induced immunosuppression. As nicotinamide reduces the incidence of actinic keratoses and nonmelanoma skin cancers in high-risk individuals and enhances repair of DNA damage in melanocytes, it is a promising agent for the chemoprevention of melanoma in high-risk populations" - [Nutra USA] - See niacin at Amazon.com.

Effects of Six-Week Ginkgo biloba Supplementation on Aerobic Performance, Blood Pro/Antioxidant Balance, and Serum Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Physically Active Men - Nutrients 2017, 9(8), 803; doi:10.3390/nu9080803 - "six weeks’ supplementation with Ginkgo biloba extract in physically active young men may provide some marginal improvements in their endurance performance expressed as VO2max and blood antioxidant capacity, as evidenced by specific biomarkers, and elicit somewhat better neuroprotection through increased exercise-induced production of BDNF" - [Nutra USA] - See Ginkgo biloba at Amazon.com..

Neat Tech Stuff / "How 's":

TCL S405 series Roku TV (2017) review: The best smart TV system in an affordable 4K TV - CNET, 8/10/17 - See the TCL S405 at Amazon.com.

They've really come down on the price for these. 256GB is probably enough to back up the computer for most people but not even close for me but it's good for my karaoke stuff plus a lot more. For example, you could use it with Plex.tv via Roku and store about 64 movies. Norton 360 has sync software built in. There's also free sync software from Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15155

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