Overweight and obesity will kill you

Overweight and obesity are overwhelmingly associated with higher mortality rates than being in a healthy BMI range

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Simple Life Changes Can Prevent Heart Disease – New York Times

A very useful essay. Remember, too, that what is good for the heart is good for all other body systems as well. There are important lessons to be learned. These results should encourage us that genetics do not determine everything…

Free Yourself From the Soft Tyranny of Nutrition Studies

Great essay by Mike Riggs from Reason.com about why you should not believe nutrition studies, especially not anything trumpeted by the MSM as the latest greatest cure-all for whatever ails you. Most nutrition research is either pointless, biased, conflicted, or…

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles – The New York Times

Excellent article by Gretchen Reynolds of the NY Times (one of the very few credible and thoughtful writers on physical training) about the cellular benefits of hard exercise. Her focus -- and the focus of the study she writes about…

High-intensity exercise delays Parkinson’s progression

More data about the benefits of exercise for staving off serious chronic disease, in this case Parkinson's, which affects about 1% of all adults over 60. Importantly, this was a randomized, controlled clinical trial and not a survey relying upon…

European Scientists Agree: Homeopathy Is Pure Quackery

Good for E.A.S.A.C. to have the guts and brains to denounce homeopathy as the quackery that it is. They should have included naturopathy. The problem with all these "pathies" is that they all offer quick fixes for things that people…

Why Medical Advice Seems to Change So Frequently | The Incidental Economist

The Incidental Economist is run by physicians, and, thus, I frequently disagree with their self-serving analyses that often give doctors the benefit of the doubt. This column, however, is quite good...and honest. This paragraph about the garbage that masquerades as…

Effects of Subsidies and Prohibitions on Nutrition in a Food Benefit Program:  A Randomized Clinical Trial | JAMA Internal Medicine | JAMA Network

I have been saying and writing for years that low-income people who get SNAP benefits should not be allowed to buy soda (no matter how sweetened), cakes, pies, candy, or chips. The list of foods purchasable with SNAP should be…