Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
I’m pleased to inform you that I became an official blogger at The Huffington Post this week. My first article there was my interview with David Kessler, Learning to Eat Less: How Understanding Your Brain Can Make You Healthier. I hope to post many of my best articles there in the coming months, usually in the Living section.
Publication at Synapse has also resumed, though I have stepped down as the official science editor to focus on Summer Tomato and (ah hem) finish my lab work.
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This week around the web there were some interesting articles about the cholesterol-heart disease hypothesis, which you may be surprised to hear is not particularly strong. These stories may renew your interest in my post last week on How to raise your HDL cholesterol. There are also a few pieces on the role of the brain in eating behavior, which I am becoming more and more interested in (shocking, I know).
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For The Love of Food
- Why Cholesterol May Not Be the Cause Of Heart Disease <<Fascinating, in-depth look at some of the fallacies in the cholesterol-heart disease hypothesis. For an intense analysis of this issue definitely read the book Good Calories, Bad Calories. (The Huffington Post)
- Eating eggs might up your cholesterol. So what? <<Here’s some more info on cholesterol and heart disease, specifically how it relates to dietary cholesterol (as opposed to blood cholesterol). (Nutrition Data).
- Why we eat too much, and how to get control <<Really nice companion piece to my post on Learning to Eat Less, including some additional Kessler quotes. (CNN)
- A Cure For Cancer? Eating A Plant-Based Diet <<B.S. of the week You all know I am a huge fan of the plant-based diet, but this article in the Huffpo goes so far as to claim that all animal protein causes cancer, which is not at all supported by the data. Not surprisingly, this woman turns out to be a animal rights fanatic. I call conflict of interest. (The Huffington Post)
- Request for financial disclosure <<Speaking of conflict of interest, I love this piece by Marion Nestle about how she is in absolutely no way influenced by any outside funding. Oh the irony. (Food Politics)
- Successful Dieters Show Unique Brain Patterns <<I find this info about dieting and the brain fascinating, but before you jump to any conclusions remember that this does not show cause and effect. (HealthDay)
- Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet Beats Low-Fat For Recent-Onset Type 2 Diabetes <<Just been warned by your doctor about the onset of type 2 diabetes? Your best bet is to eliminate all processed, refined carbs and avoid low-fat diets. (Advanced Mediterranean Diet)
- With Fancy Coffees, Calories Can Add Up <<Have I ever mentioned that I think Starbucks is as bad as soda, McDonald’s and Krispy Kreme? Well I do. (HealthDay)
- Homemade Tomato Soup <<Recipe I want to eat this more than anything. Anything. (Local Lemons)
- Family dinners work some kind of magic <<Again, let’s not confuse cause and effect, but I think this is a great argument for home cooking. (Los Angeles Times)
What great stuff did you read and write this week?