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(Daily Mail)   Low levels of protein bring on dementia. Your brain wants steak   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 17
    More: Interesting, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Doctor Robert Farese, James Bond Dry, hyperactivity, Bic, ftd, guidance counselor, dementia  
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2012-10-09 08:07:44 AM  
5 votes:
So that explains PETA.
2012-10-09 09:41:49 AM  
2 votes:
Add in the brain damage done by excessively low fat diets, and you pretty much have the reason why vegans are angry all the time.

//Seriously, though, I've been saying a while our obsession with low body fat with no regard to appropriate levels of strength is going to be found to be the direct cause of what we consider "old age" related disease eventually.
2012-10-09 08:48:57 AM  
2 votes:
From TFA:

Dr Farese and his team showed how a protein called progranulin prevents a class of cells called microglia from becoming 'hyperactive.

It is a very specific chemical and has nothing to do with steak.
2012-10-09 12:21:24 PM  
1 votes:
It's simple logic
X ergo STEAK
2012-10-09 11:43:26 AM  
1 votes:

Cheron: tomWright: You know, there are other things that contain protein...

You can tell them it fights aging, you can tell them that it helps lose weight and you can tell them that it prevents dementia but once you are married they just aren't going to do that.


Well, think about it, Bucko. Would you want a guy's willie in your mouth? And jizzing in your mouth?!

Yech!
2012-10-09 11:09:33 AM  
1 votes:
Behold, the power of BACON
2012-10-09 10:42:34 AM  
1 votes:

Leopold Stotch: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Leopold Stotch: mexican bathtub cheese: From TFA:

Dr Farese and his team showed how a protein called progranulin prevents a class of cells called microglia from becoming 'hyperactive.

It is a very specific chemical and has nothing to do with steak.

We eat some proteins and use them directly for bodily processes. We eat others and break them down to component amino acids that are rebuilt into certain other proteins needed for bodily processes. We can't really store them for future use, so it really does come down to eating steak.

The protein in question, progranulin isn't found in steak, so I'm confused as to how that's what it comes down to.

We eat others and break them down to component amino acids that are rebuilt into certain other proteins needed for bodily processes. That is to say, even if it's not specifically found in steak, it's probably built by our bodies from the basic amino acids found in steak. Every protein molecule in our body is ingested at some point. Where else would it come from?


Not an excellent point. I think you're probably making a leap, here. Tfa says nothing about diet. Nothing.

I could go for a good steak, though. I'm just not going to pretend it has anything to do with dementia.
2012-10-09 10:28:02 AM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Leopold Stotch: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Leopold Stotch: mexican bathtub cheese: From TFA:

Dr Farese and his team showed how a protein called progranulin prevents a class of cells called microglia from becoming 'hyperactive.

It is a very specific chemical and has nothing to do with steak.

We eat some proteins and use them directly for bodily processes. We eat others and break them down to component amino acids that are rebuilt into certain other proteins needed for bodily processes. We can't really store them for future use, so it really does come down to eating steak.

The protein in question, progranulin isn't found in steak, so I'm confused as to how that's what it comes down to.

We eat others and break them down to component amino acids that are rebuilt into certain other proteins needed for bodily processes. That is to say, even if it's not specifically found in steak, it's probably built by our bodies from the basic amino acids found in steak. Every protein molecule in our body is ingested at some point. Where else would it come from?

Excellent point. I concede, it does pretty much come down to steak!


FTD is a largely genetic disease. Deficiency in progranulin has nothing to do with how much protein (amino acids) you eat as much as your body's ability to produce it. Ofcourse if you don't eat any protein, you can't produce protein, but you'll die from other things long before you can develop FTD.
2012-10-09 09:41:36 AM  
1 votes:
This would explain why my wife goes insane when she's dieting and only eats salads...
2012-10-09 09:24:31 AM  
1 votes:

Leopold Stotch: mexican bathtub cheese: From TFA:

Dr Farese and his team showed how a protein called progranulin prevents a class of cells called microglia from becoming 'hyperactive.

It is a very specific chemical and has nothing to do with steak.

We eat some proteins and use them directly for bodily processes. We eat others and break them down to component amino acids that are rebuilt into certain other proteins needed for bodily processes. We can't really store them for future use, so it really does come down to eating steak.


The protein in question, progranulin isn't found in steak, so I'm confused as to how that's what it comes down to.
2012-10-09 09:17:26 AM  
1 votes:

sodomizer: Thanks for the justification. I love steak. I also like animals (as in, enjoy their presence). What to do?


Try not to eat steak in front of a cow. It's considered rude.
2012-10-09 08:46:14 AM  
1 votes:
...aaaaaaaaaand men everywhere just high fived one another.

"Honey...it'll help you lose weight AND improve brain function...I swear!"
2012-10-09 08:45:50 AM  
1 votes:

tomWright: You know, there are other things that contain protein...


You can tell them it fights aging, you can tell them that it helps lose weight and you can tell them that it prevents dementia but once you are married they just aren't going to do that.
2012-10-09 08:45:37 AM  
1 votes:
Fronto-temporal dementia is very often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease. What is scary about this is that the treatment required for the two disorders is completely different and treating someone with fronto-temporal as an Alzheimer's patient will result in severe, irreversible brain damage to the patient. This recently happened to one of my wife's relatives, who is now pretty much a vegetable.

If a physician, who is not an expert in Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, diagnoses a loved one with the disease, seek an expert opinion before beginning treatment.
2012-10-09 08:39:32 AM  
1 votes:
Give Brain steak!!

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2012-10-09 08:33:32 AM  
1 votes:
Done in 2.
2012-10-09 06:19:44 AM  
1 votes:
if'n ah don't git at least a pound ur 2 ov red meet evury day, ah's has truble speeling and writt'n. srsly.
 
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