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Jeff Matthews

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  1. Inflammation, Longevity and Chronic Illness

    Example: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/27/science/ilaris-heart-disease-cancer-study.html
  2. Inflammation, Longevity and Chronic Illness

    Right. That's almost rhetorical. I know we have a few medical professionals around here and probably a few others who have some interest in the topic. I was interested in the specific science described. Namely, the claim that chronic inflammation is a sign of myriad degenerative illnesses such as arthritis, diabetes, muscular dystrophy, atherosclerosis, heart disease, cancer, etc. Next, the claim that the amount of chronic inflammation observed in very old people (longevity) is reduced, compared to the average population. Next, the claim that elevated inflammation is associated with high levels of cytokines in the blood. Next, the claim that muscular contraction produces/secretes myokines, which bond with cytokines and eliminate them. Finally, the claim that the source of inflammation is free radicals, which come from oils and refined sugars, including carbohydrates. It is really interesting, and from what I can gather, this explains why so many new drugs on the market come with side effects, such as muscle and joint pain, cancer, etc. From what I can gather so far, these drugs are designed to target the inflammatory process and regulate it. If this is so, it tends to at least show the pharmaceutical industry surely believes it's not bunk. But I am still reading on this topic... Wiki has a nice discussion on inflammation here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inflammation I admit it is slow reading, with all the jargon, but I think I have described the claims reasonably well.
  3. Inflammation, Longevity and Chronic Illness

    I realize it's an ad, but I was more interested in the science. For instance, checking the sources. Looking at other sources. Anyway, I agree a fair amount of research is involved, and it's not a topic of much interest to most people.
  4. Inflammation, Longevity and Chronic Illness

    This article came up during a Google search, and I read it. I looked to some of its sources as well as third-party sources. Anyone familiar with this? What say you? Bullshit or the real deal?
  5. World Series

    Astros player says, "Hats off to the Dodgers." What a good sport!
  6. World Series

    It lends a new meaning to the Astros celebrating their victory over the "wounded Dodgers."
  7. World Series

    McCuller's new nickname is, "Bruiser."
  8. World Series

    With their good lead, they might keep batting well.
  9. World Series

    I know, but I have the right to like it! Ha ha!
  10. World Series

    Whooooo!!!! 5-0!
  11. World Series

    We also saw the umpire throw away a ball here and there.
  12. World Series

    Don't you remember last game seeing the Dodgers' pitcher throw away 2 balls before pitching to the next batter?
  13. World Series

    Seems a lot of people think the games are rigged.
  14. World Series

    Whew! Wow!
  15. World Series

    Go, Astros! Verlander's looking good so far...