An overview of some of the psychological benefits of racism

Many are locked in the blue authoritarian flatland and are just now waking up to orange, "good life" possibilities.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. Once you remove from studies on alcohol and mortality the systematic error of misclassifying former drinkers as if they were lifelong abstainers, moderate alcohol consumption, like a glass of wine a day, does not appear to be protective after all.

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This is especially important given increasing awareness of cancer risks from even moderate alcohol use. The problem was that many of these population studies classified those that quit drinking in response to ill-health as nondrinkers.

This is the problem of reverse causation: Or, is illness leading to more TV? So, sometimes you have to base your decisions on observational studies. But now, we have a new tool: Is there any way to study people who were randomly assigned since conception to not drink as much?

An overview of some of the psychological benefits of racism

Alcohol is detoxified in the liver to carbon dioxide and water by two enzymes. But, in the process, a toxic intermediate metabolite is produced, called acetaldehyde, which can cause unpleasant nausea and flushing sensations. So, if people are born with a slow variant of this enzyme, or a superfast variant of this enzyme, acetaldehyde can build up, making alcohol drinking for these people a relatively unpleasant experience throughout their lives.

So, they are born less likely to drink as much. So, do they have an increased risk of heart disease, like the original observational studies would suggest?

An overview of some of the psychological benefits of racism

No, they have a reduced risk of heart disease. Secondly, health professionals should discourage [drinking]. There are better ways to prevent heart attacks—namely, diet and exercise and drugs when necessary.In honor of the four African-American students and African-Americans across the diaspora, the Ethnicity and Health in America Series is raising awareness about the physiological and psychological impact of racism and discrimination as it relates to stress.

The chronic condition of stress was selected because of its prevalence and impact on health within health disparity population groups (e.g., people of color), .

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Racism leads to discriminating against a minority racial/ethnic group while maintaining the benefits and privileges of a majority racial/ethnic group which holds most of the power within the major institutions, corporations, and social systems. Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. Overview Of Benefits Empathy has many benefits. First, it feels really good.

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The pleasure centers of the brain light up when we are empathically heard and understood. Racism is a sign of a lack of psychological maturity and integration. Racism is not "natural." It is a psychological defense mechanism that some people use in response to feelings of inadequacy. Quo Vadis, Humanity?

In this post Cold War and postmodern age, we are asking serious questions regarding the preeminence of rigid ideologies, national boundaries, proprietary interests, technological utopias and naive, egalitarian demands in crafting the next global mesh.

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