Eating processed food shortens life + Finally seeing what consciousness "looks like"

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Eating highly processed foods could shorten your life, a new study suggests
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/well/...ality.html

EXCERPT: The study, in JAMA Internal Medicine, tracked diet and health over eight years in more than 44,000 French men and women. Their average age was 58 at the start. About 29 percent of their energy intake was ultraprocessed foods. Such foods include instant noodles and soups, breakfast cereals, energy bars and drinks, chicken nuggets and many other ready-made meals and packaged snacks containing numerous ingredients and manufactured using industrial processes.

[...] Even after adjusting for many health, socioeconomic and behavioral characteristics, including scores on a scale of compliance with a healthy diet, the study found that for every 10 percent increase in ultraprocessed food consumption, there was a 14 percent increase in the risk of death. The authors suggest that high-temperature processing may form contaminants, that additives may be carcinogenic, and that the packaging of prepared foods can lead to contamination....

MORE: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaint...ct/2723626



Scientists are finally "seeing" what human consciousness "looks like" in the brain
https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/scientists...-the-brain

EXCERPT: . . . Demystifying what conscious experiences actually look like has eluded neuroscientists for so long because they are inaccessible to anyone but the person experiencing them. You may be watching the same episode of Black Mirror with friends, but you really have no idea whether it’s freaking them out unless they say so. We might have not reached that level yet, but a new study published in Science Advances is giving us a first glimpse at visuals that show how conscious someone actually is.

Neuroscientist Davinia Fernández-Espejo and her research team ventured to find out what was once in the realm of speculative fiction by using brain scans of patients who were either healthy and sedated, vegetative (awake but unresponsive), or minimally conscious. [...] “We found two main patterns of communication across regions,” Fernández-Espejo explained to The Conversation. “One simply reflected physical connections of the brain, such as communication only between pairs of regions that have a direct physical link between them. This was seen in patients with virtually no conscious experience. One represented very complex brain-wide dynamic interactions…[and] was almost only present in people with some level of consciousness.

Anesthetized patients who were otherwise healthy did not show the most complex pattern, which Fernández-Espejo believes is a confirmation that her methods were exclusively detecting consciousness and not assessing levels of brain damage. While further study will be needed to understand consciousness in even more depth, these findings are the portal to vast possibilities. Using non-invasive techniques such as transcranial electrical stimulation, it might eventually be possible to at least partially restore lost consciousness and even help some patients surface from a coma....

MORE: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/2/eaat7603
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(Feb 12, 2019 08:26 PM)C C Wrote: Eating highly processed foods could shorten your life, a new study suggests
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/well/...ality.html

EXCERPT: The study, in JAMA Internal Medicine, tracked diet and health over eight years in more than 44,000 French men and women. Their average age was 58 at the start. About 29 percent of their energy intake was ultraprocessed foods. Such foods include instant noodles and soups, breakfast cereals, energy bars and drinks, chicken nuggets and many other ready-made meals and packaged snacks containing numerous ingredients and manufactured using industrial processes.

[...] Even after adjusting for many health, socioeconomic and behavioral characteristics, including scores on a scale of compliance with a healthy diet, the study found that for every 10 percent increase in ultraprocessed food consumption, there was a 14 percent increase in the risk of death. The authors suggest that high-temperature processing may form contaminants, that additives may be carcinogenic, and that the packaging of prepared foods can lead to contamination....

MORE: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaint...ct/2723626




Scientists are finally "seeing" what human consciousness "looks like" in the brain
https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/scientists...-the-brain

EXCERPT: . . . Demystifying what conscious experiences actually look like has eluded neuroscientists for so long because they are inaccessible to anyone but the person experiencing them. You may be watching the same episode of Black Mirror with friends, but you really have no idea whether it’s freaking them out unless they say so. We might have not reached that level yet, but a new study published in Science Advances is giving us a first glimpse at visuals that show how conscious someone actually is.

Neuroscientist Davinia Fernández-Espejo and her research team ventured to find out what was once in the realm of speculative fiction by using brain scans of patients who were either healthy and sedated, vegetative (awake but unresponsive), or minimally conscious. [...] “We found two main patterns of communication across regions,” Fernández-Espejo explained to The Conversation. “One simply reflected physical connections of the brain, such as communication only between pairs of regions that have a direct physical link between them. This was seen in patients with virtually no conscious experience. One represented very complex brain-wide dynamic interactions…[and] was almost only present in people with some level of consciousness.

Anesthetized patients who were otherwise healthy did not show the most complex pattern, which Fernández-Espejo believes is a confirmation that her methods were exclusively detecting consciousness and not assessing levels of brain damage. While further study will be needed to understand consciousness in even more depth, these findings are the portal to vast possibilities. Using non-invasive techniques such as transcranial electrical stimulation, it might eventually be possible to at least partially restore lost consciousness and even help some patients surface from a coma....

MORE: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/2/eaat7603

Quote:Eating highly processed foods could shorten your life, a new study suggests

yup... known that for a very very long time.

knew that before the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Size_Me


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