I’d have thought that an article in last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, Eat Your Heart Out by Gretchen Reynolds, would have made me happy. I’ve long argued that America’s terror of fat and salt is misguided and blown grossly out of proportion. But all the piece did was make me mad. It notes a study that found that men with heart disease who reduced their intake of meat and saturated fats and increased the polyunsaturated fats in their diet were more likely to die of a heart attack than the control group who maintained their customary diet. It noted the existence of a “small but unsettling body of data suggesting that consuming polyunsaturated oils … may … increase your risk of heart disease.” (There’s lots of hemming and hawing in the piece due to the contrarian Read On »
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A great infographic that illustrates how carbohydrates are making people fat, via Food and Tech Connect.
Scientists have discovered a specific molecule in one’s body that may prolong one’s life by reducing caloric intake, via The Independent UK.
A recent article from the British Medical Journal calls attention to how chocolate can decrease one’s risk of stroke and heart disease, via The Atlantic.