Friday, August 17, 2007

Sandy Szwarc is my hero

If you'd like to know why, see her blog post today on disease vectors at

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Finally, someone with some common sense about fat

And that would be a research team from Penn State University, warning that parents should not deprive their children of fat, despite all the hysteria about obesity.

"The authors said, 'Sufficient fat must be included in the diet for children to support normal growth and development.'

The authors said dietary fat recommendations are higher for children aged four to 18 (25 to 35% of energy) compared with adults (20 to 35% of energy)."

Gee, I could have told you that.

Interestingly, the only news articles I could find on this were published across the pond, in the UK. Hmm. Could there be a reason why this isn't being plastered across CNN?

Read all about it yourself at$1123529$1123528.htm. (Sorry, this remote blogging thing doesn't let me post links. Bummer. Anyone out there know how to fix it?)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Interesting new report on anorexia

In the August 7 issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, researchers at Rouen University Hospital in France describe a woman with anorexia who was found to have a brain lesion. When the lesion was treated, the anorexia went away, supporting the notion that AN is indeed a disorder with strong roots in the physical brain.

I'm blogging remotely today, so I can't post a direct link, but you can see the study abstract at

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Not for the humor impaired . . .

. . . but very, very funny is this spoof from the folks who bring you The Onion. (Bragging moment: My neighbor's son is the managing editor of The Onion. Go Pete!)

*Thanks, Kay, for the link!