March 2nd, 2008

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Psoriasis Triples Heart Attack Risk for under 50 Crowd

You may be surprised to learn that having the common skin disease psoriasis may triple your risk of a heart attack if you're under age 50. This finding results from five years of medical data collected on British patients. It appears that both psoriasis and athlerosclerosis are mediated by T-cell (immune) mediated inflammation, so the correlation could result from a shared cause.
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Dangerous Criminals Tamed using Cod Liver Oil

Daily Diet for a Life of Crime:
Breakfast: nothing (asleep)
Mid morning: nothing (asleep)
Lunchtime: 4 or 5 cups of coffee with milk and 2½ heaped teaspoons of sugar
Mid afternoon: 3 or 4 cups of coffee with milk and 2½ heaped sugars
Tea: chips, egg, ketchup, 2 slices of white bread, 5 cups of tea or coffee with milk and sugar
Evening: 5 cups of tea or coffee with milk and sugar, 20 cigarettes, £2 worth of sweets, cakes and if money available 3 or 4 pints of beer.

from: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2006/oct/17/prisonsandprobation.ukcrime
It turns out that low levels of omega 3 fatty acids make people violent.
Who'da thunk it?
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