Tag Archives: Research

Quick Link: Laboratory Meat

Just saw this from NPR about the efforts to grow meat in test tubes. I’m guessing you just gagged like I did. And apparently, more than one laboratory had this brilliant idea. There’s one in the Netherlands and one in North Carolina working on this “problem”. Okay, lets couch our disgust for a moment and […]

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The Trouble with Moderation

Earlier this week, I quicklinked to an article in the NY Times that talked about a study that essentially proved that what we eat matters, not just how much (here). The study had a lot to say about the popular idea of “moderation”. You know, you hear this all the time. Let’s say someone asks […]

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Quick Links: Lotsa Good Stuff

A torrent of great article links have been coming across the Twitter wire today, so here they are in one place for you. As if you needed any, here‘s more evidence that grass-fed meat is very good for you. Here‘s an excellent takedown of the anti-salt lobby by The Scientific American. The New York Times […]

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They Always Blame the Meat

I’m glad Melissa McEwan said it (here), ’cause I’ve been thinking the same thing. After reading The End of Overeating by David Kessler, McEwan couldn’t help but wonder, “When I see a study that shows meat causes weight gain, I kind of want to know ‘what meat?’.” Apparently, the book blames meat for the epidemic […]

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Quick Links: Barefoot Running

The NY Times has a piece addressing the dubious claim that barefoot running will cure you of your running injuries (here). For one thing, I don’t know anyone who has made that claim. I have seen people say that in order to continue their running career, they had to switch gears, and barefoot running provided […]

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Quick Links: Are Our Guts Running the Show?

Apparently, researchers are zeroing in on the idea that our gut flora might be responsible for some of our behavior (see Scientific American’s run-down here). This stuff is mind-blowing to me. I’m especially intrigued to see if the connection to autism bears any fruit. I’d also be curious to see how, if at all, this […]

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Quick Links: Sunscreens

I’m a fan of the Environmental Working Group, and today they’ve released their annual sunscreen report (here). The San Francisco Chronicle featured a write-up on it (here) that succinctly explains the issues and allowed industry insiders to give their predictable response. A few things concern the EWG: More than half the sunscreens on the market […]

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Quick Links: Egyptian Mummy has Atherosclerosis

The NY Times says (here) that a 3,500 mummy belonging to an Egyptian princess presents the oldest example of atherosclerosis. And they seem to think the study dispels “the myth that heart disease is a product of modern society.” Oh, brother. Really? And then they really lay it on thick: Experts say that during the […]

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Forks Over Knives: The Coming Sh*tstorm

If you haven’t heard, there’s a new documentary out called Forks Over Knives that promotes a vegan diet for health. It’s getting heavy support from Whole Foods, which held advanced screenings in December and now posts advertisements for the film in stores. I’m hoping to head off some of the inevitable meat vs. veggie vitriol […]

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Quick Links: Don’t Pass On the Salt

Last week, the NY Times discussed a study (here) that found: …that the less salt people ate, the more likely they were to die of heart disease — 50 people in the lowest third of salt consumption (2.5 grams of sodium per day) died during the study as compared with 24 in the medium group […]

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