They have a new newsletter. Lots of interesting life-extension things going on. It’s worth noting that one of the principals of Oisín Biotechnologies is Gary Hudson, who is currently more focused on this topic than space.
Caused by vegetable oils?
Not a problem for me at this stage of my life, but there are lots of reasons to avoid vegetable oils.
Humans may possess some ability to regrow it. Doesn’t look like it will help that much for knees and hips, though. But you never know what they’ll find next. Fortunately, I’ve never had any joint problems, yet.
It’s finally based on the best science, instead of best guesses.
Basically, everything you thought you knew about nutrition for the past half century is wrong.
If only there were some sort of field of study that could have predicted this.
Can it be done with a drug cocktail?
I’ve known Greg Fahy for decades, going back to Alcor days, when he was doing research on organ preservation for the Red Cross, but which would be applicable to cryonic suspension. He was in Rockville, MD back then, but he’s now in southern California. Unfortunately, it’s out in Riverside, so not particularly convenient to visit him.
The combination can increase risk of heart attack. This seemed strange to me, though:
Patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea had blood pressure readings 5.72 mmHg higher than those with normal obstructive sleep apnea.
That seems to be like a trivial increase if one has hypertension. It would be about three percent of my systolic.
Analyzing the reams of old records, Ramsden and his team found, in line with the “diet-heart hypothesis,” that substituting vegetable oils lowered total blood cholesterol levels, by an average of 14 percent.
But that lowered cholesterol did not help people live longer. Instead, the lower cholesterol fell, the higher the risk of dying: 22 percent higher for every 30-point fall. Nor did the corn-oil group have less atherosclerosis or fewer heart attacks.
I’m scheduling a follow up with my cardiologist. I’m guessing that he’ll probably want to put me on statins, despite my clean bill of health from my angio scan, because my total cholesterol is a little over 240. I’ll tell him to take a hike.
They aren’t better for you, so why are you eating them?
They’re not only not better for you, but almost certainly worse, nutritionally. I don’t want “plant based” food. I want affordable lab-grown meat that is indistinguishable, in both nutrition and taste, from the real thing. And I’d want it in space, too.
[Update a few minutes later]
I just got around to reading it myself. It’s not about the calories or the salt, or even the saturated fat. If you don’t eat meat, you’re not getting (among other things) choline, which is essential for everyone, but particularly for growing kids.
…that may be just around the corner.
I still say, “Faster, please.”