Monday, September 15, 2008

My horrendous eating habits are actually paying off?

Now this is the kind of scientific study I can get behind. Well done Oxford stiffs, well done.
Eating veggies shrinks the brain

MELBOURNE: Scientists have discovered that going veggie could be bad for your brain-with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage.

Vegans and vegetarians are the most likely to be deficient because the best sources of the vitamin are meat, particularly liver, milk and fish. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause anaemia and inflammation of the nervous system. Yeast extracts are one of the few vegetarian foods which provide good levels of the vitamin.

The link was discovered by Oxford University scientists who used memory tests, physical checks and brain scans to examine 107 people between the ages of 61 and 87.

When the volunteers were retested five years later the medics found those with the lowest levels of vitamin B12 were also the most likely to have brain shrinkage. It confirms earlier research showing a link between brain atrophy and low levels of B12.

96 comments:

rob said...

i honestly think i hate the cowboys and eagles more than i like the redskins. does that make me a bad person?

rob said...

'and a great group of wide receivers'

you can say that as many times as you like, donovan, but it won't make it true. ask john mccain.

rob said...

'hard-hittin' ken hamlin?

shouldn't that be 'hard-hit'?

TJ said...

You might want to block DeMarcus Ware.

TJ said...

Marion the Barbarian? Hmmmm...not sure that works for me.

TJ said...

Wow.

rob said...

man, how do you let that guy get that far behind you?

rob said...

mets down late to the nats. if whitney weren't hiding in that cave, he'd be pissed.

rob said...

daisuke matsuzaka up 11 runs and nibbling. sigh.

TJ said...

OK, so who is NOT hurt on the Seahawks offense?

TJ said...

The Nippon Nibbler!

TJ said...

MLB might want to stop showing clips of the Brew Crew in their Bon Jovi playoff spots. I'm just saying...

rob said...

101 pitches through 5 innings. tidy.

TJ said...

Elijah Dukes just crushed a Dirty Sanchez offering. 7-0 Nats.

rob said...

mlb gameday just broke - the sox are scoring too much.

rob said...

wow, dallas getting feces all over themselves now. such a shame.

Mark said...

Some people (me) like to make fun of Alex Smith and his small hands, but are we sure that Romo doesn't have carny hands too?

rob said...

arkansas fans are so wistful right now.

rob said...

and toothless.

Geoff said...

Final score in this game: Dallas 58, Phi 56

rob said...

eagles are hammering the dallas running game.

rob said...

right on cue.

Geoff said...

Having TO on your fantasy team is fun...except for the self-loathing aspect.

Geoff said...

Wow...that was some nice blocking there by the Eagles line.

rob said...

good gracious.

rob said...

i'm right with you on the self-loathing. and the happy to have 2 touchdowna tonight.

Geoff said...

Desean Jackson, you are the bama of the week...week...week...

Mark said...

Jackson didn't cross the plain there. He did the same thing in the Army All-American game as a HS senior.

rob said...

oh, my. the city of brotherly love will greet desean jackson with bouquets of hugs and lead pipes if this gets called back.

rob said...

the cowboys defense are nearly as stupid as jackson for not picking that ball up.

Mark said...

Evidently this is the self loathing corner of the web. Despite my lack of NFC East ties I absolutely hate Dallas. But...I have both of them on my main fantsy team and this kind of game is about the only way I win this week. I feel dirty.

Geoff said...

A rule that has never come up--that if you fumble and there is a whistle you get the ball where it was fumbled but retain possession--had never really been used before this week. Now its gonna need to be changed.

rob said...

massive fantasy implications!!!

Geoff said...

Millions of Westbrook fantasy owners love Desean.

Mark said...

And I now hate him...

Geoff said...

Can I get my paws on a D. Jackson wonderlic. I'm going to jump to conclusions and question his focus and smarts.

Geoff said...

Dallas reclaims the lead by the 4 min mark, right?

rob said...

proctor, you fuck.

Geoff said...

Proctor!!!!!!!!

/bad police academy jokes

Mark said...

This is like a video game. Somebodys chucking it deep every
3rd play.

rob said...

unbridled hate for someone i didn't know existed 30 seconds ago. god bless fantasy football.

Geoff said...

The Eagles are not going to let you beat them on the ground. They're just not. If you want to beat them in the air that's fine though.

Geoff said...

Romo just threw an 6 yard pass 96mph. Much like Cole Trickle, he might be holding on a little too tight.

Geoff said...

I'd like to ask the Elias sport bureau what the record for most aggregate points in a first half is. If both teams score once more, I bet we have it.

rob said...

skins/broncos had 52 at halftime of super bowl whatever. gotta be higher than that, right?

Geoff said...

Skins Broncos was 35-10 at the half.

rob said...

well, if you're gonna get all exact.

Geoff said...

7 players in the NFL have had 25,000 pass yards and 2500 rush yards...including McNabb. Hmmm...

R. Cunningham
F. Tarkenton
Steve Young
R. Staubauch?
J. Zorn?

rob said...

warren moon?

Geoff said...

Zorn and Staubach are close but wrong.

Geoff said...

Moon only rushed for 1700

Geoff said...

Cunningham, Young and Tarkenton are right. Theismann?

Geoff said...

Theismann only rushed for 1815 yards but did have 25000 passing.

Mark said...

There is one name on that list that I never would've guessed.

rob said...

steve grogan?

Geoff said...

Elway...gotta be right?

Mark said...

Elway's in for sure.

TJ said...

Browning Nagle.

Geoff said...

Yep, Elways rushed for 3500...and passed for a mere 51k+.

Mark said...

Thats absurd.

Geoff said...

So its Elway, McNabb, Cunninghan, Young, Tarkenton...and two more...

Mark said...

I guarantee you'll never guess one of them without looking it up.

Geoff said...

Jeff Garcia could be on this list soon...seriously...

Geoff said...

Stabler?

TJ said...

Air McNair.

Geoff said...

Air McNair?

Geoff said...

Looked up McNair--he's a yes. Still missing one.

Mark said...

Sorry bout that. I tried to type a comment and my window closed. McNair's #6.

rob said...

steve grogan was only 320 rushing yards short. i loved that guy.

and the last guy is ungettable. i cheated, too.

Mark said...

Rob's right. I'll buy a night of drinks for somebody who gets this legitimately. Whenever thats possible.

Geoff said...

Norm Van Brocklin?

Mark said...

Think much less prestigous.

Geoff said...

Mark Brunell is 67 yards rushing short.

Mark said...

And he'll never get it...

Geoff said...

Final guess then I'm looking it up: Sid Luckman

Mark said...

(Cue shocked expression on Geoff's face)

Geoff said...

Luckman has -239 yards rushing career.

Geoff said...

Can't find it...

Mark said...

Harbaugh.

Geoff said...

Wow. That would have taken me a while... Rich Gannon is 49 rushing yards away...and Kitna is 54.

Geoff said...

I'm old and lame and getting up at 5:45...I'm watching the rest of this in bed...until I fall asleep in the mid-4th qtr.

Whitney said...

Might as well. This 2nd half is going to be a crappily-played serious letdown after that 1st half. Punt City.

Mark said...

I'd like to point out that Tirico just brought out the Jackson/All American Game anecdote. About an hour late.

Whitney said...

Yeah, but you fondled your intern's breasts 3 days after she started work while Tirico is a classic "Day 2 Groper," so it evens out.

Whitney said...

The people that keep Tony Kornheiser on MNF are the same people that kept Louie Anderson onstage for 15 years. "Enablers," they call these people, and there should be some kind of vigilante justice.

Mark said...

Valid point.

TJ said...

Socks filled with quarters?

Whitney said...

Wow, Tirico undressing Jaws with an extended conversation on Donovan McNabb being "the best Eagles quarterback ever." Douche.

Mark said...

McNabb looks really, really good tonight. Tremendously poised and far more mobile than in recent years.

Whitney said...

Mark Schlereth hocking crap for Sears. Sears sucks, Mark. Boy, I worked there once. Sold Lady Kenmores. Nasty, whoa, nasty.

TJ said...

Did Jaws just kill Tirico back?

Whitney said...

It was hard to hear anything over Kornheiser blathering about Jerry Jones. Boy, get those two in a room . . . being interviewed by Jim Rome . . . somewhere in Galveston last week . . .

Whitney said...

God bless Jaws for not letting Tony Windbag get away with making overblown, ultra-definitive statements that are actually not terribly accurate. Keep it up.

Whitney said...

And yeah . . . the Mets' problems are making me a little bitter here.

Whitney said...

Don't blame Romo for missing Barber, booth geniuses -- notice that Barber stopped running his route. C'mon, dummies.

Rhymenocerous said...

G:TB has beaten the Wheelhouse with this week's picks by getting 3of 5 games right. The Wheelhouse got 2 of 5 right. The only game both teams picked wa the SD-DEN game. Wheelhouse had SD and lost. G:TB had DEN.

I would like to note my own fantastic pick. I said Dallas would win by 3. They won by 4.

Even a blind squirrel....