Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
A lot of interesting new science this week. BPA makes male mice less attractive, diet soda may cause weight gain and diabetes, and the “good” cholesterol is more complicated that we suspected. All this and more in my top 10 food and health picks for this week.
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Links of the week
- BPA-Exposed Male Deer Mice Are Demasculinized and Undesirable to Females, New Study Finds <<Keep an eye out for those BPA-containing cans (including soda/beer), they may decrease your manliness (and I don’t want to find out what they do to women). (ScienceDaily)
- Really? The Claim: Exercising on an Empty Stomach Burns More Fat <<Some went ahead and looked at the data and decided no, no it doesn’t. (New York Times)
- Study Comparing Local To Meat-Free Diet Is Dated and Debunked <<I’m proud of TreeHugger for stepping up and calling BS of the week on this study.
- Diet soda associated with weight gain and symptoms of pre-diabetes <<I found this so interesting I wrote about it for my story today at KQED Quest, which will be up around 10am PST. (ScienceDaily)
- ‘Good’ Cholesterol Function as Important as Its Levels <<Drugs that raise HDL cholesterol have been ineffective so far at reducing heart disease, even though high HDL is one of the best markers of heart health available. New studies about HDL function may explain why. (ScienceDaily)
- USDA’s new food safety campaign: it’s all about YOU <<You would hope that a food safety campaign would be about producing safer food. Unfortunately this one is about proper storage and overcooking your meat. (Food Politics)
- TV Food Advertising Increases Children’s Preference for Unhealthy Foods, Study Finds <<For the gazillionth time, kids are easily influenced by advertising and it makes it very difficult to parents to resist. Sigh… (ScienceDaily)
- Soluble Fiber Strikes a Blow to Belly Fat <<It is not particularly surprising that eating more vegetables and beans is good for you, but it’s nice to have some quantitative numbers to attach to it. (ScienceDaily)
- INFOGRAPHIC: Lots Of Depressing Facts About How Fat America Is <<Really worth a gander. (Business Insider)
- Cioppino: The Other San Francisco Treat <<I absolutely love cioppino, and not just because it has my name in it. It’s seriously one of the most delicious seafood dishes I’ve ever had. Why have I never tried to make it myself??? (Food Thinkers)
What inspired you this week?