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by xactly
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Does Alzheimer's Disease Stem From Infection?
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Re: Does Alzheimer's Disease Stem From Infection?

If someone is infected with these viruses, this news is only going to scare them more because there`s no cure for the virus. There are vaccines against Herpes Zoster (the shingles virus) and antivirals that suppress outbreaks of other herpes viruses. Antivirals like valacycovir cross the blood/brai...
by xactly
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Sleep
Replies: 40
Views: 6176

Re: Sleep

What is the mechanism by which the Oura ring tracks deep sleep? Oura says it analyzes sleep by measuring the dynamics of heart rate, pulse strength, body temperature and movement. They use proprietary algorithms combine these measurements into a detailed picture of sleep patterns. Because the ring ...
by xactly
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Is there an optimum eating window?
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: Is there an optimum eating window?

I tend to associate elevated cortisol with elevated HR. Why do you think that high cortisol is lowering your heart rate - or am I misunderstanding your thought process? I agree that elevated cortisol is associated with elevated HR. My heart rate drops at night to around 48 to 52 bpm; however, that ...
by xactly
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Scam Awareness
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Re: Scam Awareness

A somewhat off the wall predictor for AD... People with "low scam awareness" (evaluated with a questionnaire about con-game tactics) at baseline showed a 56% higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease dementia and a 47% higher risk of mild cognitive impairment over about 6 years, accor...
by xactly
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Is there an optimum eating window?
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Is there an optimum eating window?

Peter Attia's email this morning referenced a study comparing time-restricted feeding windows . This study showed shifting a group of subjects to an early 18/6 TRF schedule (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) had a number of benefits: ⋅ Avoiding food for several hours (in this case, more than 8 hours) befo...
by xactly
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Exercise-Very Encouraging Study. What is your Exercise Prescription?
Replies: 21
Views: 4301

Re: Exercise-Very Encouraging Study. What is your Exercise Prescription?

Female, 67 years old. I've been doing 4 to 5 CrossFit sessions per week since 2013. I've modified some of the exercises in the last year to minimize the risk of arthritis (e.g., rowing or cycling instead of running; stepping up onto boxes instead of jumping up). On recovery days, I do mobility work ...
by xactly
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Sleep
Replies: 40
Views: 6176

Re: Sleep

Unhappily, Dr Walker doesn't have many ideas about hacking the stages of sleep. He does suggest that a hot bath just before bed increases the amount of deep sleep by 10 or 15% but I haven't noticed any impact as yet. So is there any way, I wonder, that I can intervene to increase the likelihood of ...
by xactly
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Worn a fitness tracker during practice?
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: Worn a fitness tracker during practice?

When you say "practice," I'm assuming you mean exercise. I wear an Oura ring, which I like for sleep tracking. It's not intended to be worn during exercise and will not give accurate heart rate readings. I wore a couple of Fitbits in the past, but I can't speak to the accuracy because it w...
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Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: New ApoE4 protective SNPs
Replies: 8
Views: 2171

Re: New ApoE4 protective SNPs

Matisse wrote:I don't see this on the V3, V4 or V5 platform of 23andme. How did you find it?

I was genotyped with the V3 chip. When I searched for the SNP in Raw Data, it showed up.
by xactly
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: New ApoE4 protective SNPs
Replies: 8
Views: 2171

Re: New ApoE4 protective SNPs

I cannot find the rs2303697 SNP in the SNPedia, but my 23andme data shows I have C/T at that point. From other posts, I see that the T allele is protective (i.e., reduces the accumulation of myoinositol in the brain). Does anyone know if the wild type is T/T? I'm not well versed in this, but looking...

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