Does Eating Red Meat Increase the Risk of Diabetes?

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No matter how often I write articles defending the place of red meat in a healthy diet, there are always people who get bent out of shape whenever a new study is published with a different twist on the same old “red meat is killing us” story. Although I can’t say addressing these (often ridiculous) studies is the most exciting undertaking, I wanted to write about this one because it’s a prime example of the… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 23, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Recent research has found that there is no reason to replace fructose with glucose when portion sizes and calories are the same. While the two types of sweeteners have different effects on blood sugar, lipid production, and insulin release, the net effect of both sweeteners is the same. One of the study’s… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 16, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past A new study was published this week reminding us that sleeping in on the weekends doesn’t fix all the deficits caused by workweek sleep loss. This is a serious issue because as we know, inadequate sleep is linked to a variety of negative health outcomes, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, inflammation,… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 10, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past You may have seen media headlines claiming that omega-3 fats found in fish and fish oil increase prostate cancer risk by 71%. As usual, there’s much more to the story than meets the eye. This concise analysis of the study in question explains why you probably don’t want to stop eating cold-water,… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 8, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past A press release at the Wall Street Journal recently reported that three new studies have shown raw milk to be a low-risk food. These papers, along with dozens of others, were presented at the Canadian Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver. The presentation demonstrated how inappropriate evidence has been mistakenly used to… Read More

Can Some Trans Fats Be Healthy?

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This article is part of a special report on Red Meat. To see the other articles in this series, click here. Trans fats are one of the few food components that are widely accepted as being unhealthy, and for good reason. Industrial trans fats are created by pumping hydrogen molecules into liquid vegetable oil, changing the chemical structure and causing the oil to become a solid fat. Trans fats are generally considered to be especially harmful… Read More