April 11, 2011

Monday “Did you know…” Kool aid with that snack?

So, looking through a yearbook from 25 years ago, a 13-year-old observes…”There weren’t alot of fat people in your grade.” Astute…even see the trend from ’99 to ’09…Obesity trend map

Oh what to blame? Fast food, junk food, fat-free food, too much food? Hmmm, watch out what you believe. Remember the “Junk Food” experiment from the KSU professor? He cut calories and ate mostly junk food. And he lost about 10% body fat.
Ready the arguments, anyone can lose weight, but was he healthy? 

Uh-oh! “Haub’s “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, dropped 20 percent and his “good” cholesterol, or HDL, increased by 20 percent. He reduced the level of triglycerides, which are a form of fat, by 39 percent.” Read more here.

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    wicasa yatipika April 11, 2011 Reply

    I love it! Most good scientists will tell you that what we know to be true is only true until it is disproven by new data…the biology of the human body is a strange and mysterious thing and I would guess each of us has our own quirks and mysteries about why our own bodies react the way they do when certain items are consumed! As the article states, “Or does it mean how we define health from a biology standpoint, that were missing something?”… Always a good question to ask…but it also points to a strange fact…”It’s a great reminder that calories count. Is that the bottom line to being healthy? That’s another story.” But you can’t argue with the results, with one caveat, it’s a single data point, it would be interesting to see how the results would come back if the same experiment was carried out on a larger and more diverse population…that is another aspect of good science, single data points can be deceiving. But for this person it does raise a lot of questions that are hard to answer…My favorite line though is this one….”Before jumping on the Ding-Dong bandwagon…” Haha!! LMFAO!!

    Thanks for that M.D. great stuff, and those CDC charts are very alarming!!! Yikes!

    Sometimes I wonder if the true reality of it is that a lot of Americans just developed weak mental fortitude as a result of so many conviences…No one has to really work hard at anything, unless they really WANT TOO…life in America was not always like that…it used to be you NEEDED TOO WORK HARD…food for thought!

    Enjoy the day….peace!

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    Natalie April 11, 2011 Reply

    Not a good article to read as I’m eating my breakfast of eggs, salmon, spinach & lentils. Oh well, I don’t like Twinkies anyway.

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    Jan April 11, 2011 Reply

    And to think young JD chose that comment over the hair!

    With the various diets we’ve tried and talked about at the gym, there’s always a takeaway that changes our regular diet… information to either add to or refute what we know. But I feel like the experimentation is like water finding its own level b/c we always come back to the same place: food as close to its natural state as possible, cooked with care, eaten in moderation. Slow food. Do whatever works to make you feel your best!!

    p.s. Way to go Tough Mudders!

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    Bob F April 11, 2011 Reply

    Damn. I thought we were all going to try this one out. I just ran out and bought a bunch of Krimpets.

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    scott April 11, 2011 Reply


    Or the hair!

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