Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Obesity and Madness

I can't resist this one. Obese people are more likely to be mental?

3 comments:

darwinstable said...

Hmmm interesting. I wonder what the connection is there. Mentally disturbed people are probably more willing to seek out comforting behaviours such as smoking, eating bad foods and drinking.

donny said...

This is a little off topic, but have you seen this?

"Antioxidant supplements block the response of HDL to simvastatin-niacin therapy in patients with coronary artery disease and low HDL. Editorial"

http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=1116851

Total Hdl increase was blunted, but the Hdl2-c increase was wiped out entirely by the antioxidants.

That's just the abstract, but this statement is interesting

"Because HDL can prevent LDL oxidation, the low-HDL state also may benefit clinically from supplemental antioxidants."

Or maybe LDL oxidation participates in a cascade of signals that ought to lead to an increase in HDL? Treating antioxidants as if they're interchangeable, as if each individual antioxidant doesn't have unique enzymatic etc. effects in the body is so silly. As if it didn't matter whether a stray electron is taken up by CoQ10 or vitamin c or e or lipoic acid.

Robert McLeod said...

Dopamine-seeking diet most likely...