Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dr Mike

Some of my favorite posts by Dr Mike:

Are antioxidants harmful? Excellent post on antioxidants and how cells work. A little long, but well worth the read!

Cholesterol and cognitive decline Another reason why elders shouldn't take statins.

Jane Brody and her elevated cholesterol Post in response to Ms Brody's cholesterol dilemma.

Inflammation and diet Excellent post about how our diet influences our levels of inflammation.

Krill oil and inflammation Dr Mike talks about a study treating inflammation with krill oil.

Fat and fatter Discussion about recent obesity statistics.

To lose weight you need to eat less and exercise more Is cutting calories and increasing exercise the best way to loose weight?

Thermodynamics and weight loss Dr Mike explains why a calorie is not a calorie.

Banting’s Letter on Corpulence Commenting on the publication from the late 1800s. Includes a link to the original letter.

Colon cancer and red meat Post debunking a recent cancer/red meat study.

Gary Taubes

New York Times: If you don't have an account you'll have to register, but it's free.

What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie? Gary’s original article, Published: July 7, 2002. Read it with an open mind

Carbophobia. By Gina Kolata, Published: October 7, 2007. Not fan of Taubes, nor does she agree with his conclusions, but still some good comments about Good Calories Bad Calories.

Do We Really Know What Makes Us Healthy? Article by Taubes talking about “The Flip-Flop Rhythm of Science”

Diet and Fat: A Severe Case of Mistaken Consensus. Article about how a hypothesis based on dubious assumptions and data can become the scientific consensus because of a social phenomena called a “cascade”.