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RTHKI
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unnamednewbie13
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You've never seen pet owners let dogs lick them on the open mouth?

Sometimes I see it excused as "good for your immune system." Blech.
DesertFox-
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It's definitely some Millennial American white people shit.
RTHKI
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open mouth on purpose? no
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unnamednewbie13
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Deli pasta salad. Not great, not awful. Solid thumbs sideways. Might be better if I put it in a colander to drain the bulk of the oil.

Speaking of colanders, saw one "for berries" today. I think 99% of the berries I ever bought had that functionality built into the packaging. Seems redundant, semi-fwp. Might be good for my grown berries but the wild critters get those first. Doesn't bother me, but I'd like to set up containment for some of those plants all the same.
uziq
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Any amount of alcohol consumption harmful to the brain, finds study

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101 … 1.full.pdf

“There’s no threshold drinking for harm – any alcohol is worse. Pretty much the whole brain seems to be affected —not just specific areas, as previously thought,” said lead author Anya Topiwala, a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Oxford.

Using the UK Biobank, a substantial database designed to help researchers decode the genetic and environmental factors that lead some people to develop diseases while others do not, researchers in this study analysed data from 25,378 participants such as age, sex, education, self-reported alcohol consumption, brain size and health from MRI scans, information about hospital and outpatient visits, and memory tests.

Higher volume of alcohol consumption per week was associated with lower grey matter density – the researchers found, with alcohol explaining up to a 0.8% change in grey matter volume, even after accounting for individual biological and behavioural characteristics.

This might seem like a small figure, but it is a larger contribution than any other modifiable risk factors. For example, it is four times the contribution of smoking or BMI, said Topiwala.

Widespread negative associations were also seen between alcohol consumption and integrity of white matter, the brain fibres that scaffold the billions of neurons that make up grey matter. In addition, an individual’s underlying conditions such as high blood pressure and high BMI made the negative association between alcohol and brain health steeper, the researchers found.

Contrary to previous research that suggested there is a benefit to drinking wine in moderation compared with beer or spirits, the study found no evidence to suggest alcoholic beverage type conferred differences in risks to the brain.

The associations of wine-drinking with higher educational attainment and socioeconomic status may explain the perceived health benefits, the authors suggested. “If you look at who is moderately drinking, at least in this country, they are better educated, wealthier people that would do much better on a memory test … just because of who they are, than people that are less educated,” said Topiwala.
dilbert's going to have to do another hasty deep-dive on an academics' biography to accuse her of being bent/corrupted/etc.

Last edited by uziq (2021-05-18 10:40:34)

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