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Saturday, May 28, 2005

But How Do They Know?

The article seems innocent enough if you can get past the lede. It begins:

"A group of researchers from Israel has discovered that rats exhibiting the signs of depression..."

Stop.

There a million jokes running through my head, most beginning with something like...
"How can you tell when your Israeli rat is depressed?"

Or
"How many Jewish exterminators does it take..."

Or
"This rat walks into a shrink's office..."

Rats. Depressed. Rats. Depressed!

What, they can't seem to find the gumption to press that lever for one more food pellet? They don't run on their wheel? They give up their search for the cheese halfway through the maze and slump into a dark, quiet funk of rodent angst?



Seriously, this article is what we need more of: Hard studies from the legitimate medical research community demonstrating a solid relationship between essential fatty acid balance and mental and physical health. And there is more serious exegesis over at the Fish Oil Blog.

In the meantime I will continue to take my fish oil pills, and hope the vermin can find a way to cheer up.

Hat Tip: Marshall Sontag

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Adam,

Great entry -- very funny! Thanks for the hat tip!

For future reference, you may want to link to the permanent page rather than the homepage when you're referring to an entry on someone else's blog because eventually, that entry will move farther down the homepage and eventually disappear from it. On my blog, you can click the headline of the entry to get the permanent page. Also, maybe you could change the link on the left to say "Fish Oil" rather than "FishOil." This helps the search engines.

Here's an example with this entry:
Omega-6 Levels in Brain Linked to Depression

Thanks! Keep up the good work, I enjoy reading your blog regularly.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Marshall said...

Oops, forgot to sign it.

Regards,
Marshall

11:58 AM  

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