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Maximus Peto
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Striver: longevity scientist, economist, philosopher, independent thinker, rationalist, atheist...
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March 2015 at BIL L.A. Photo credit to Judd Weiss.
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Exercising doesn't contribute much (if any) to development of arthritis, at least in mice. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21405978

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The role models we end up with (or choose?) can influence in ways you may not have considered:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120507131948.htm

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Rebecca Gorman shared this with me last night on Facebook. Looking into it now (wow)...Also wondering whether it is a hoax (i.e. too good to be true).

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Interesting: I first saw this about a month ago, but it appears there is more evidence for it than I thought: that leucine intake (as mTOR agonist) mediates much of the leptin secretion after a meal. This is news for you low-carbers who want to reduce body fat on low-carb diets, and are having a difficult time doing so. But be careful, since mTOR is also shown to be related some cancers.

http://ajpendo.physiology.org/content/291/3/E621.short

http://ajpendo.physiology.org/content/284/2/E322.short

http://ajpendo.physiology.org/content/289/1/E166.short

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For those who saw my talk about insulin sensitivity at the Personalized Life Extension Conference in South San Francisco this past weekend: here are a few pics of my home-made treadmill desk (<$200 for all desk-related items, including the treadmill, which was $130, used from a craigslist.org sale).
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Treadmill Desk 2012 (2 photos)
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Illustrative (and informative) infographic on sitting for long periods of time being quite bad for one's health.

Interesting that the infographic was created by "medicalbillingandcoding.org". I wonder why these people made it? To inform people the harm of sitting too much, thereby encourage a decrease in health problems (which they'd have to "bill and code")? Or perhaps that some medical billers and coders are required to sit all day as part of their jobs, and they're making an argument that they don't want to do that anymore?

Note, I didn't review the references, so be sure to check them yourself (as I need to) to confirm the assertions stated in the infographic.

Thanks to +Paul Wakfer and +Kitty Antonik Wakfer for encouraging me to consider standing more. Kitty: I've been trying to stand nearly whenever possible, and I'm noticing an improvement in energy and focus, as well as in a small problem with my left knee (popping when bent) since standing. I'm now considering constructing/buying a treadmill desk, as I think it'll improve foot, leg, and lower back tiredness and circulation in the lower legs. I notice it's much more comfortable to slowly pace around the back yard while reading on my laptop, rather than stand still.

http://mashable.com/2011/05/09/sitting-down-infographic/

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Very interesting and useful (and publicly available) paper on mercury and omega-3 content of canned tuna, mackerel, and salmon.
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