Thurs October 28, The so-called scientific method is a myth. But to squeeze a diverse set of practices that span cultural anthropology, paleobotany, and theoretical physics into a handful of steps is an inevitable distortion and, to be blunt, displays a serious poverty of imagination.
I would have a fraction of the diet and obesity stories to comment on that I do without it. And is butter bad?
I tweeted that there is more food science in a packet of cornflakes than in this article. It does, however, serve as a great example of how we must question everything and assume nothing.
Are apples really good for me? Is the first question asked by Hattie Ellis.
However, Ellis seems to have no such worries and post rationalises the value of apples, notwithstanding the origin of the slogan. Ellis distinguishes between insoluble and soluble fibre. The latter, she claims, can lower cholesterol. She assumes that this is a good thing.
I suggest quite the opposite. This blog can explain why cholesterol is a good thing per se and lowering cholesterol is anything but.
The following passage from Dr Uffe Ravnskov, a world expert on cholesterol, explains why having plant sterols compete in the gut for the human cholesterol made by the body is not a good idea: In at least four cohort studies a high intake or a high plasma level of plant sterols were independently associated with a higher risk of CHD, and in experiments on mice a dietary supplementation with plant sterol esters equivalent to a commercial spread induced endothelial dysfunction.
Why fibre per se? Why 18g of fibre per day? Where is the study that showed any benefit for fibre, let alone the precise number of 18g per day?
Where is any evidence? Instead Ellis just accepts this nutritional myth and proceeds on the basis that fibre is good and apples provide fibre so apples are good.
A former Cambridge University peer of mine is now a UK bowel specialist and he prescribes as little fibre as possible in the diet.
While diets containing more than 80g of meat per day have been linked to a higher incidence of these tumours, a fibre-rich diet seems to cancel out this effect. Here is my more scientific take on the red meat and bowel cancer study.
We then leap from apples to cider vinegar — more cholesterol lowering claims are made; more assumptions that the utterly life vital substance that is cholesterol is bad; more confusion between association and causation.everything you have been told is a lie and a fraud.
joe imbriano is the fullerton informer and because you have the right to know, we dare to push the envelope. The objective was to determine the glycemic index and glycemic load of tropical fruits and the potential risk for chronic diseases.
Nine fruits were investigated: coconut water (for the purpose of this study, coconut water was classified as a “fruit”), guava, tamarind, passion fruit, custard.
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Colin Campbell, this should seal the deal. I love the Mail!
I would have a fraction of the diet and obesity stories to comment on that I do without it. This blog post comes from today’s Mail on Sunday – from the health section in Review (29/4/)..
Described as “Why should we eat five a day?
Abdominal obesity, also known as central obesity, occurs when excessive abdominal fat around the stomach and abdomen has built up to the extent that it is likely to have a negative impact on health. There is a strong correlation between central obesity and cardiovascular disease.
Abdominal obesity is not confined only to the elderly and obese subjects. Graduate Student Research The majority of a student's time in graduate school will be spent on a specific research project from a wide range of topics available for graduate student research.
The specific topic is chosen in conjunction with the major professor and the graduate's special committee after enrollment.