1. haidut

    Malnutrition (fasting) or protein deficiency sufficient to cause diabetes

    Yet another study that should give a pause to all health care providers who push their patients to lose weight at any cost - i.e. "lower is always better", when it comes to BMI, as the dogma goes. Well, apparently not, according to the study below. The even more astounding fact is that it looks...
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    Another Obesity Paradox - Higher BMI Linked To Lower Breast Cancer Risk

    I am sure this study will generate a lot of controversy, but the reductions in risk are pretty significant and hard to argue with. The fact that there was no threshold at which BMI started being protective suggests that the protective effect is indeed drive by increased mass. The study only...
  3. haidut

    Prostate Enlargement (BPH) May Be Due To Endotoxin

    BPH is a very common problem, apparently affecting more than 70%of men over 50. Ray has said in some email exchanges that prostatitis and BPH are linked with endotoxin. I was not able to find much published research on the topic but this new study finally makes that claim. What is more...
  4. haidut

    People With The Lowest Overall Mortality Are Overweight

    This Danish study further cements the status of the "overweight paradox" as something that will not soon go away or be explained away as a statistical anomaly. While previous studies looked at the survival of people with specific conditions and found the mildly obese to fare best, this study...
  5. Daimyo

    Don't be fat when you conceive a child ... m=facebook
  6. haidut

    Being fat in middle age protects against dementia and AD

    Another study that matches Ray's statements that it is less harmful to be overweight (and even obese) than to be in the "healthy" spectrum of the BMI that is currently being promoted as the main prevention for all diseases. One feature of obese and overweight people is that they retain much more...
  7. haidut

    Vegetarian Diet Appears To Be Highly Detrimental To Health

    You can imagine the furor this news is generating around the various Vegan and Paleo circles on the Internet. But the conclusions are rather strong and statistically significant, even though this was an epidemiological study. What can I say, animal products rule...
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