I don’t know what happened to the Tea Party this fall, but this will reenergize it for 2014. And there are a lot of Democrat Senate seats up…
Well, this is certainly counterintuitive:
“We found that the offspring of nonagenarians who had at least 1 nonagenarian sibling had lower levels of vitamin D than controls, independent of possible confounding factors and SNPs [single nucleotide polymorphisms] associated with vitamin D levels,” write the authors. “We also found that the offspring had a lower frequency of common genetic variants in the CYP2R1 gene; a common genetic variant of this gene predisposes people to high vitamin D levels.
These findings support an association between low vitamin D levels and familial longevity.” They postulate that offspring of nonagenarians might have more of a protein that is hypothesized to be an “aging suppressor” protein. More research is needed to understand the link between lower vitamin D levels, genetic variants and familial longevity.
Of course, correlation is not causation. For now, I think I’ll continue to supplement.
Best wishes to Charlie Martin. I predict it will work.
For what it’s worth, my dad died at fifty-five, a third of a century ago, in large part due to criminal dietary advice (OK, maybe that’s a little too strong — they probably knew no better) and my mother at sixty-eight to a massive heart attack in the night, in her sleep. At least for her, it was fast. And in both cases they were overweight smokers, a product of their generation.
More on North Carolina’s war on dietary freedom of speech.
This increases my conviction that it’s good for uninjured brains, too, because there are no uninjured brains, when it comes to aging.
Go on a low-carb ketogenic diet.
Here’s an intersection of two of my favorite topics — the heavy hand of the state in regulating speech, and paleolithic diets, from George Will. And good for the Institute for Justice.
This time it’s deadly. With a bonus discussion on surviving the coming meltdown.