Archive for February, 2010

High-Fat Diet Increases Stroke Risk – Really?

Tweet For some reason, people still don’t get it. In the latest headline, the answer is found in the opening paragraph, yet for some reason, people still want to demonize fat. Look at this: Eating a lot of fat, especially the kind that’s in cookies and pastries, can significantly raise the risk of stroke for […]

Posted on February 28, 2010 at 8:02 am by Charles · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Diet, Disease, Heart Disease, Stroke

High Blood Pressure: A Neglected Disease in U.S.

Tweet The prestigious Institute of Medicine said that even though nearly one in three adults has hypertension, and it’s on the rise, fighting it apparently has fallen out of fashion: Doctors too often don’t treat it aggressively, and the government hasn’t made it enough of a priority, either. As the article declares, hypertension is a […]

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 10:16 am by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Hypertension, Insulin, Obesity, Populations

New Muscles and Pounds Boost an American Ice Dancer’s Outlook

Tweet Janet Macur wrote a very interesting article in the New York Times about American ice dancer Tanith Belbin. She and her partner won a medal at the 2006 Turin Olympic games. Back then, she was 5’6″, 105 pounds, for a BMI of about 17, which is underweight. To achieve this, she never binged, purged […]

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 11:35 am by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Exercise

Butter beat Olive Oil in New Study!

Tweet A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that butter leads to considerably less elevation of blood fats after a meal compared with olive oil and a new type of canola and flaxseed oil. The difference was stronger in men than in women. About 20 percent of the fat in butter consists of […]

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 11:10 pm by Charles · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: Diet, Heart Disease

No Cure for Heart Disease

Tweet I’m reminded of the oft-repeated saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” although I’m not so sure that is apt in this case because the experts are unaware of any cure. One of the newest headlines says that there is just no cure for the heart disease that has twice […]

Posted on February 14, 2010 at 8:51 am by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Disease, Heart Disease, Populations

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