Archive for July, 2012

Would you like to help me help others?

Would you like to help me help others?

Over the past 7 months, since I launched this blog, many of you have commented that you can’t believe I put all this time and effort into the blog without any attempt to monetize it.  In fact, I turn down about 3 or 4 offers per month to allow advertising on the blog because of our traffic and analytics. (The average time spent on the blog per visit is over 6 minutes, which I’m told is great for advertising.)  I’ve ...

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How did we come to believe saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for us?

How did we come to believe saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for us?

There aren’t too many topics that really get me riled up anymore.  I’m too old and too busy to care about debating the merits of stem cell research, the legalization of marijuana, or Proposition 8.  Sure, I have strong opinions on all of these topics and more, but they are just that – opinions.  Furthermore, there are enough other people out there, some reasonable, most irrational, already fighting those fights.  So what does get me riled up?  Every time I ...

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IX

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IX

Previously, across 8 parts of this series we’ve laid the groundwork to ask perhaps the most important question of all:

What should you eat to have the greatest chance of delaying the arrival of cardiovascular disease?

Before we get there, since this series has been longer and more detailed than any of us may have wanted, it is probably worth reviewing the summary points from the previous posts in this series (or you can just skip this and jump to the ...

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Good science, bad interpretation

Good science, bad interpretation

This week the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a study entitled Effects of Dietary Composition on Energy Expenditure During Weight-Loss Maintenance.  While I’m guessing most readers have not read this study, I’m pretty sure most of you have heard about the results as it was all over the news this week.

People who know me well know that as sure as ...

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