Category Archives: Magical food

Claim: Fish oil supplements increase prostate cancer risk

Though I’m skeptical of the link with prostate cancer (weak statistical results), the important part of this study is… Continue reading

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Claim: Fatty acids found in fish linked to lower risk of breast cancer

This is junk science because… Continue reading

Magical Food: Cinnamon could prevent Alzheimer’s

Good news for Cinnabon sales — junk science for the rest of us. Continue reading

Magical Food: Soy and tomato combo may be effective in preventing prostate cancer

This is junk science because… Continue reading

Magical Food: Coffee (plus tamoxifen) prevents return of breast cancer

“One theory we are working with is that coffee ‘activates’ Tamoxifen and makes it more efficient.” Continue reading

Magical Food: Eating fish associated with lower risk of dying among older adults

Even if the statistical association is true (and it is weak), this is probably a socio-economic effect. Continue reading

Magical Food: Does Greek coffee hold the key to a longer life?

Only 0.1% of Europeans live to be over 90, yet on the Greek island of Ikaria, the figure is 1%. Continue reading