Curiosity Daily Podcast: The Battle of Brains vs Brawn in Aging, Perils of Ultra-Processed Food, and Bats Surviving White-Nose Syndrome
Learn about how ultra-processed food took over your shopping cart; which you lose first, brain or brawn; and how bats are showing resistance to a once deadly white-nose syndrome epidemic.
April 28, 2020
Episode Show Notes:
The perils of ultra-processed food by Kelsey Donk
- Monteiro, C. A., Cannon, G., Moubarac, J.-C., Levy, R. B., Louzada, M. L. C., & Jaime, P. C. (2017). The UN Decade of Nutrition, the NOVA food classification and the trouble with ultra-processing. Public Health Nutrition, 21(1), 5–17. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1368980017000234
- Fiolet, T., Srour, B., Sellem, L., Kesse-Guyot, E., Allès, B., Méjean, C., Deschasaux, M., Fassier, P., Latino-Martel, P., Beslay, M., Hercberg, S., Lavalette, C., Monteiro, C. A., Julia, C., & Touvier, M. (2018). Consumption of ultra-processed foods and cancer risk: results from NutriNet-Santé prospective cohort. BMJ, k322. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k322
- Hall, K. D., Ayuketah, A., Brychta, R., Cai, H., Cassimatis, T., Chen, K. Y., Chung, S. T., Costa, E., Courville, A., Darcey, V., Fletcher, L. A., Forde, C. G., Gharib, A. M., Guo, J., Howard, R., Joseph, P. V., McGehee, S., Ouwerkerk, R., Raisinger, K., … Zhou, M. (2019). Ultra-Processed Diets Cause Excess Calorie Intake and Weight Gain: An Inpatient Randomized Controlled Trial of Ad Libitum Food Intake. Cell Metabolism, 30(1), 67-77.e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmet.2019.05.008
- Wilson, B. (2020, February 13). How ultra-processed food took over your shopping basket. The Guardian; The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/feb/13/how-ultra-processed-food-took-over-your-shopping-basket-brazil-carlos-monteiro
Which do we lose first: brain or brawn? by Kelsey Donk
- Brain or muscles, what do we lose first? (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/udg-bom032420.php
- Cheval, B., Orsholits, D., Sieber, S., Courvoisier, D., Cullati, S., & Boisgontier, M. P. (2020). Relationship between decline in cognitive resources and physical activity. Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000857
We have the first genetic evidence that some bats are resistant to white-nose syndrome by Grant Currin
- First genetic evidence of resistance in some bats to white-nose syndrome, a devastating fungal disease. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/uom-fge021820.php
- Auteri, G. G., & Knowles, L. L. (2020). Decimated little brown bats show potential for adaptive change. Scientific Reports, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-59797-4
- White-Nose Syndrome. (2020). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/static-page/what-is-white-nose-syndrome
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