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Good Calories, Bad Calories: A Critical Review; Chapter 8 – The Science of the Carbohydrate Hypothesis

Introduction This is another post in my ongoing series of posts on Gary Taubes’s Good Calories, Bad Calories (GCBC). Several of the publications that Taubes cites for various claims are amazingly obscure. I’m working on getting a couple of them right now, so perhaps this post will be updated in the future when I receive …

Good Calories, Bad Calories: A Critical Review; Chapter 9 – Triglycerides and the Complications of Cholesterol

Introduction This is something of an ongoing review, chapter by chapter, of Gary Taubes’s extraordinarily dense book Good Calories, Bad Calories, which I usually shorten to GCBC. You might even consider this more of a fact-checking than a review, but whatever. I’m not going to get into a semantic argument. I wrote my first review …

Good Calories, Bad Calories: A Critical Review; Chapter 2 – The Inadequacy of Lesser Evidence

Introduction This is something of an ongoing review, chapter by chapter, of Gary Taubes’s extraordinarily dense book Good Calories, Bad Calories, which I usually shorten to GCBC. You might even consider this more of a fact-checking than a review, but whatever. I’m not going to get into a semantic argument. I wrote my first review …

Eggs and Heart Disease

[Eggs and Heart Disease mp3] What’s the deal with eggs? It seems that some foods like eggs and margarine are on a perpetual pendulum with the media and, by extension, public opinion. Some days the egg is vilified as a harbinger of heart disease, while other days everything is coming up roses for the little …

Lipids, Inflammation, and Atherosclerosis

[Lipids, Inflammation, and Atherosclerosis mp3] Today’s guest is the venerable Dr. Michael Rosenfeld, cardiovascular disease researcher and college professor extraordinaire. Most of his studies focus on atherosclerosis and the myriad factors that influence it. Aside from being a pain-in-the-ass to pronounce, what exactly is atherosclerosis? Before discussing the etiology of the disease it is important …