X-Message-Number: 19823
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 09:09:37 -0700
From: James Swayze <>
Subject: CR goes way way mainstream in trivia news.
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Want to Live Longer? Do This One Thing

Eat less food. We know, that's no fun. But the preliminary evidence is 
astounding: Eat less, and it may
increase your lifespan by as much as 40 percent. (cont.)


The above title and hook was placed right under a story about Jennifer Aniston 
from the sitcom "Friends" on

my Netscape home page. Good! The more increased longevity messages go mainstream
the better.
Another story, a mini story, about possible ill effects of coffee...

Oh No!  Does Coffee Really Cause...

By Cathryn Conroy,

Netscape News Editor ...a subarachnoid hemorrhage?  This is a type of stroke 
that commonly afflicts people

who are 25 to 50 and is caused by bleeding in the brain.  The bad news: It can.
The good news: This new

research from Norway is still preliminary and doctors are not 
recommending--yet--that you give up your

morning cup of java.Also on the list of causes are smoking and high blood 
pressure, and doctors ARE

recommending you give up cigarettes and get your blood pressure under control.  
Reuters notes that a

subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke caused by sudden bleeding into the 
space between the brain and

its covering, usually occurs when a weakened blood vessel in the brain bursts.  
Drinking green tea daily
does WHAT?  Find out the surprising answer here


.  They are rare, affecting only 10 out of every 100,000 people.  The risk 
factors for a subarachnoid

hemorrhage have never been determined, which is what the team from Tromso 
University Hospital in Norway set

out to do.  The researchers conducted a large, population-based study.  From a 
sample of more than 27,000

people, they compared 26 who had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage with 104 
healthy people who were

matched by age and gender.  From this comparison, the Norwegian team learned 
that those who had a

subarachnoid hemorrhage were also more likely to smoke, drink more coffee, and 
have high blood pressure.

Those who drank five or more cups of coffee a day were almost four times as 
likely to have this type of

stroke.  If coffee really does increase the risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage, 
it's not known why or how.

The study was published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and 
and just for good measure...

10 Very Weird Ways to Lose Weight

By Cathryn Conroy,

Netscape News Editor Sometimes we can shed pounds and get healthier in the 
strangest ways!  One way is to

develop good eating habits.  Holly McCord and Virginia Leoni Moles of Men's 
Health magazine put this list

together focusing on the idea of SIMPLICITY.  If it's easy, you might just stick
with it.  If you stick
with it, you'll lose weight.

1.  Before every meal, drink two glasses of water.  You'll eat less and be 

2.  Love pizza?  Order it with double tomato and light cheese.  Less 
cheese=fewer calories and fat.

3.  Love junk food?  Eat it if you must, but follow it with two glasses of 
water.  The water will actually
flush away some of the sodium.  You're stuck with the fat.

4.  Eat a healthy afternoon snack and you'll eat less at dinner. Ideas: Yogurt 
and fruit, hard-boiled egg,
an apple.

5.  Wash your meat to remove up to 50 percent of the fat and cholesterol.  After
you brown ground beef,
move it to a colander and rinse it with hot tap water.  Have the munchies?
Here are 16 superior snacks that will fill you up and not make you fat.

6.  Love salad?  Put the dressing on the side. Dip your fork in the dressing 
first and THEN in the salad.
7.  Love seconds?  Go ahead--but only the vegetables.

8.  Spread out your fat intake throughout the day The immediate cause of most 
heart attacks is your last
fatty meal.

9.  Always eat (a small) dessert!  Sweets signal your brain that it's time to 
stop eating.

10.  Love a bedtime snack?  Make it a bowl of dry cereal.  It will make you 
sleepy and give you a fiber

Hope everyone's enjoying their weekend! Oh, almost forgot. I figured the calcium
supplement idea was too

good to be true. But I wondered if anyone had heard of it before and whether any
of his so called science

had any small bit of merit at all. I knew someone here would probably know. Such
as his claim that changing

the bodies PH, first is it even possible with extra calcium(?), and next that 
said PH change bathes the

body in electrons or ions--I forget which, this supposedly helping cells in some
manner. I only caught the
tail end of the infomercial.

MY WEBSITE: http://www.geocities.com/~davidpascal/swayze/
A COLLECTION of photos of me and some of my artwork:

A RADIO INTERVIEW on Dr.  J's ChangeSurfer Radio program with me and the father 
of cryonics Prof. Robert

Ettinger, author of "The Prospect of Immortality": 

A RELIGION I actually recommend: 
A FAVORITE quote: Last lines of the first Star Trek the Next Generation movie.

Capt.  Picard: "What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived, 
after all Number One, we're
only mortal."
Will Ryker: "Speak for yourself captain, I intend to live forever!"

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