Category Archives: Dietary Tracking

How Many Calories Are Optimal For Health?

Physical Activity, Body Weight, And Diet Affect Resting Heart Rate And Heart Rate Variability

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Papers referenced in the video:

Inter- and intraindividual variability in daily resting heart rate and its associations with age, sex, sleep, BMI, and time of year: Retrospective, longitudinal cohort study of 92,457 adults

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32023264/

Heart rate variability with photoplethysmography in 8 million individuals: a cross-sectional study

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33328029/

Quantifying Biological Age: Blood Test #5 in 2021

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Links to biological age calculators:

Levine’s PhenoAge calculator is embedded as an Excel file: https://michaellustgarten.com/2019/09/09/quantifying-biological-age/

aging.ai

Papes referenced in the video:

Vitamin D and risk of cause specific death: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort and randomised intervention studies https://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g1903

Fisetin is a senotherapeutic that extends health and lifespan https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30279143/

Fruit And Vegetable Intake: How Many Servings/Day Is Optimal?

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Paper referenced in the video:

Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Mortality Results From 2 Prospective Cohort Studies of US Men and Women and a Meta-Analysis of 26 Cohort Studies

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33641343/

Chocolate Intake Is Associated With Reduced All-Cause And Cause-Specific Mortality Risk

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Papers referenced in the video: Chocolate consumption and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a US population: a post hoc analysis of the PLCO cancer screening trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34329196/

Short-term administration of dark chocolate is followed by a significant increase in insulin sensitivity and a decrease in blood pressure in healthy persons https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15755830/

Other RCTs for the effect of chocolate on health: Sub-Chronic Consumption of Dark Chocolate Enhances Cognitive Function and Releases Nerve Growth Factors: A Parallel-Group Randomized Trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31744119/

Habitual cocoa intake reduces arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women regardless of intake frequency: a randomized parallel-group study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27881914/

High Flavonoid Cocoa Supplement Ameliorates Plasma Oxidative Stress and Inflammation Levels While Improving Mobility and Quality of Life in Older Subjects: A DoubleBlind Randomized Clinical Trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31056655/

Dietary epicatechin improves survival and delays skeletal muscle degeneration in aged mice https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30096038/

USDA flavonoid database https://www.ars.usda.gov/arsuserfiles/80400525/data/flav/flav_r03-1.pdf

Epidemiological Studies vs n=1: What’s Optimal For Dietary Cholesterol?

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Papers referenced in the video:

Dietary Intakes of Eggs and Cholesterol in Relation to All-Cause and Heart Disease Mortality: A Prospective Cohort Study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32400247/

Associations of Dietary Cholesterol or Egg Consumption With Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30874756/

Quantifying Biological Age: Blood Test #4 in 2021

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Levine’s Biological age calculator is embedded as an Excel file in this link: https://michaellustgarten.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/quantifying-biological-age/

DNA methylation GrimAge strongly predicts lifespan and healthspan

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30669119/

Fisetin is a senotherapeutic that extends health and lifespan https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6197652/

Dietary intakes of flavonols, flavones and isoflavones by Japanese women and the inverse correlation between quercetin intake and plasma LDL cholesterol concentration

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10958819/

NAD and the aging process: Role in life, death and everything in between https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27825999/

Aspartate Aminotransferase: What’s Optimal, And Can It Be Improved?

Papers referenced in the video:

Loss of Life Expectancy by 10 Years or More From Elevated Aspartate Aminotransferase: Finding Aspartate Aminotransferase a Better Mortality Predictor for All-Cause and Liver-Related than Alanine Aminotransferase https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31425…

Implication of liver enzymes on incident cardiovascular diseases and mortality: A nationwide population-based cohort study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29491…

Selenium: How Much Is Optimal For Health?

For those who track their diet, eating only the RDA for many nutrients may not optimize health. For example, the RDA for selenium is 55 micrograms per day, but is that amount optimal for reducing risk of death for all causes?