Sunday, April 11, 2021
Want to make coffee less acidic? Add cream to it
The table below is from a 2008 article by Ehlen and colleagues ( ), showing the amount of erosion caused by various types of beverages, when...
Thursday, March 11, 2021
The steep obesity increase in the USA in the 1980s: In a sense, it reflects a major success story
Obesity rates have increased in the USA over the years, but the steep increase starting around the 1980s is unusual. Wang and Beydoun do a g...
Sunday, February 21, 2021
The China Study II: Wheat flour, rice, and cardiovascular disease
In my last post on the China Study II, I analyzed the effect of total and HDL cholesterol on mortality from all cardiovascular diseases. T...
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Has COVID led to an increase in all-cause mortality? A look at US data from 2015 to 2020
Has COVID led to an increase in all-cause mortality? The figure below shows mortality data in the US for the 2015-2020 period. At the top...
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Do COVID cases spike in cold weather? A look at effective reproduction rates from October to December 2020
Do COVID cases spike in cold weather? In a previous post ( ) I argued that COVID cases may in fact go down in cold weather, due to compen...
Friday, November 13, 2020
The China Study again: A multivariate analysis suggesting that schistosomiasis rules!
In the comments section of Denise Minger’s post on July 16, 2010 , which discusses some of the data from the China Study (as a follow up to ...
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Does protein leach calcium from the bones? Yes, but only if it is plant protein
The idea that protein leaches calcium from the bones has been around for a while. It is related to the notion that protein, especially from...
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