“A group of 14 researchers just set off a firestorm with a new series of studies that upends years of nutrition advice about meat. Their five systematic reviews, published Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, suggest there’s no health reason to eat less red meat — not even the bacon and salami we’ve been told for years to cut back on. … But what’s really interesting about this new series is the argument that previously published guidelines have been, well, bad science.”Read the article Is eating beef healthy? The new fight raging in nutrition science, explained.
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A quick-and-dirty history of the ketogenic diet, from its origins in the treatment of epilepsy in the 1920s, through the 1970s when Robert Atkins published his first diet book, to its recent explosion into the mainstream via a motley assortment of controversial podcasters, bio-hackers, and cancer researchers.Read the article How the Keto Diet Became Palatable
“For those who haven’t had a heart attack or stroke, starting a long-term statin brings no mortality benefit. Prescribing drugs without explaining the absolute risk reduction is both unscientific and unethical. If increasing numbers of people without heart disease take statins, it will be a victory for vested interests over evidence. … Most of the data on statins is presented using a reduction in relative risks, which inflates the benefit. For example, the Heart Protection Study claimed a 40% reduction in mortality from cardiovascular disease, but the reduction in overall mortality was 0.3% per year. Instead of converting millions of people into statin users, we should all be focusing on the real factors that reduce the risk of heart disease: healthy diets, exercise and avoiding smoking.”Read the article The noise around statins distracts from its real problems