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UV light slims you down

Discussion in 'Beginners Area' started by KalosKaiAgathos, May 22, 2019.

  1. KalosKaiAgathos

    KalosKaiAgathos New Member

    New (mice) study just came out (emphasis mine):

    Exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation limits diet-induced weight gain, increases liver triglycerides and prevents the early signs of cardiovascular disease in mice.
    Sunlight exposure is associated with a number of health benefits including protecting us from autoimmunity, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. Animal studies have confirmed that ultraviolet (UV)-B radiation, independently of vitamin D, can limit diet-induced obesity, metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis. The aim of this study is to investigate whether exposure to the UV radiation contained in sunlight impacts on these disease parameters.

    We have trialled an intervention with solar UV in obese and atherosclerosis-prone mice. We have discovered that solar-simulated UV can significantly limit diet-induced obesity and reduce atheroma development in mice fed a diet high in sugar and fat. The optimal regime for this benefit was exposure once a week to solar UV equivalent to approximately 30 min of summer sun. Exposure to this optimal dose of solar UV also led to a significant increase in liver triglycerides which may protect the liver from damage.

    Our results show that the UV contained in sunlight has the potential to prevent and treat chronic disease at sites distant from irradiated skin. A major health challenge going forward will be to harness the power of the sun safely, without risking an increase in skin cancers.​

    Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30956026

    (Credit to Robert Winton Hunt for posting this on FB)
  2. Saichi

    Saichi New Member

    Humans need a lot more UVB than mice though. I installed my first 100w reptile bulb in my room yesterday.
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  3. KalosKaiAgathos

    KalosKaiAgathos New Member

    Sure, agree. The finding is even more interesting because mice are nocturnal animals. And yet, UV light still has benefits for them...
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  4. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    160 W

  5. kris90

    kris90 New Member

    Perhaps it is because UV light doesn't always come from the sun? We now know from the biophoton research that ELF UV light is used for cell signalling at night.
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  6. Saichi

    Saichi New Member

    I never buy anything that has more than 17% one star reviews on Amazon.
  7. Saichi

    Saichi New Member

    Ott and others did these experiments decades ago. Different types of mice and not always nocturnal. Anyone who's lived in NYC knows this lol.
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  8. shah78

    shah78 Gold

    my calorie consumption is down almost 33% since moving to the yucatan. :)
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  9. Saichi

    Saichi New Member

    My calorie consumption is down 50% since I started CT. If I eat my former pre-CT serving size now I feel awful rest of the day and usually the next morning. Feels like my stomach shrunk half in size although I've only lost about five pounds.
  10. kris90

    kris90 New Member

    Nice! I find my calorie consumption has increased, but I just love food lol! Funny thing is I maintain a leaner body while eating more calories. I'm doing a lot of CT, and my hunger has decreased, but I eat calorically dense and often force-feed myself.
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  11. KalosKaiAgathos

    KalosKaiAgathos New Member

    Great! Looking forward to seeing how I respond to that process as well in the future! :)
  12. The monster rats in NYC.... lol
  13. Saichi

    Saichi New Member

    Most of the monster sizes have lost habitat due to relentless development. My chinatown NYU dorm was next to "rat alley" which was built over about 12 years ago. Maybe the only thing I don't miss.
  14. Or maybe theyre dying off due to 5G...
  15. 20190531_165809.jpg or my cat. We named him Django cause he such a stone cold killer. Maybe we'll start calling him 5G!
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  16. What the heck is that?! A Fish head? I thought it was a picture of your cat and then I clicked it....

    :eek: :eek:
  17. Rat head!
    Makes me question head to tail eating. Shouldnt the brain and eyes be th e most nutrient dense? Maybe he saves th e best for me
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  18. Ed Pomicter

    Ed Pomicter New Member

    Our cats eat everything but the gallbladder...they leave that as a trophy for us:thumbsup:
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  19. @Marko Pollo yes I think we should be eating the whole animal.

    2 reasons make me believe so,

    1st - my friend's Indian dad purposefully loves to eat the eyeballs and brains of any fish/lamb/goat and said its the best part, so why not?

    2nd - whenever I read about primal/raw/natural foods for dogs they stress the importance of giving the animal the whole body, even the fur! So, if its good enough for my dog, I think that it should be good enough for me. Though I dont know how about the fur part.
  20. Katie Durham

    Katie Durham New Member

    For a carnivorous animal, fur and feathers are roughage.

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