Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Healthy Schmelthy ...

"The largest study ever to ask whether a low-fat diet reduces the risk of getting cancer or heart disease has found that the diet has no effect," according to the New York Times, citing a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Woo hoo! Put whipped cream on your fried chicken!

(OK, maybe not. But Dave, I think this means that you can have more than one French fry at my birthday lunch this year.)


Blogger Jeff Hunter said...

...no, wait, I'll take the double quarter pounder please.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Aarwenn said...

THANK GOD! Do you have the link to this? I need proof for the naysayers of my eating habits: my calories are fine, but my fat content is high because I eat a lot of cheese, and I've always been a bit worried about that. (Damn naysayers.) No longer! Excuse me. There's a fine chunk of goat cheese soaked in port wine that needs my immediate attention.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I linked the URL to the title of the post, but it's on the front page of the New York Times (today, anyway: Wednesday, February 8). The story aside, though, there's a lot of discussion about the addictive properties of cheese. Read "Breaking the Food Seduction" by Neil Barnard, M.D. if you'd like to learn more. Full Disclosure: I interviewed Dr. Barnard for an article once and am a big fan of his work. I don't subscribe to all he suggests, but it's fascinating reading.

12:33 PM  

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