Category Archives: Food miscellany

Med Diet in new type 2 diabetes appears to have benefits.

I am an open minded man. I don’t think diet is so important, except in patients who need diet management. Here’s an example.

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Babble on obesity

I know this for sure. Exercise is not the key to reducing problems with obesity, so I saw this stupid article and decided to put it up for your consideration.

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Resveratrol comes a cropper

So here I go again. I am an equal opportunity food and wine editor–Chianti and other red wines are not magic unless used to charm your beloved, certainly not like the health food nuts would claim.

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Let’s talk fat

Here is a discussion of obesity, a multifaceted and major problem.

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Food fetishist alert–go gluten free

We have all kinds of food nuts. I first was made aware of the gluten free fad when jail inmates started claiming they needed gluten free diets–their goal was a better menu. More fish, less baloney. Ain’t gonna happen.

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When even New Scientist dismisses an anti GMO study as previously discredited…

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It’s back. A controversial study purporting to show that genetically modified food causes health problems was republished this week in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe (DOI: 10.1186/s12302-014-0014-5). It was retracted last year by Food and Chemical Toxicology, which published it in 2012.

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Processed red meat bad for your heart?

Research showing that high consumption of salami, ham, sausage and other processed red meats could give men greater chance of heart failure.  Is this an artifact of the statistics or is there an underlying cause? Continue reading