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.)

3 Comments:

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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