Thursday, September 23, 2010

Chocolate Protects Against High Blood Pressure, Stroke - ABC News

"Studies show that if people eat 25 grams a day, they will gain weight. Weight gain will lead to overweight and obesity, which has detrimental effects on blood pressure, heart disease, and even cancer, so we don't want that."

"the chocolate benefit was greatest among people who consumed about 7.5 grams of chocolate daily."

... Based on this, it seems to me that the thing to do is to eat one "mini"
"fun size" piece of dark chocolate just once per day.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

I thought that maybe I could get a grassroots campaign to spread the
word about the sugar, as explained in the video, but when I sent this
out in a mass email, nobody seemed to be interested. It doesn't help
that the video is 90 minutes long, but I think that it is well worth

Since this video came out, the American Heart Association has
recommended that people cut their sugar/fructose intake ...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Indian super-bug

Begin forwarded message:

From: larry.r.trout
Date: September 14, 2010 11:10:28 AM MDT
To: "Updike, L Robert
Subject: Indian superbug

'An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world, health officials reported Monday.

The U.S. cases and two others in Canada all involve people who had recently received medical care in India, where the problem is widespread. A British medical journal revealed the risk last month in an article describing dozens of cases in Britain in people who had gone to India for medical procedures.

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