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Weekend Link Love – Edition 37

Before we get to this week’s link love I’d like to make a request. Whoever is sending harassing emails to a particular health blogger that doesn’t agree with my opinions regarding health and fitness please stop. You are going about things in exactly the wrong way and I don’t support it all.

Okay. Now that that has been said, off to the links!

According to the results of the Justification for the Use of Statins in Primary Prevention: An Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin (JUPITER) 80% of adults over 50 are eligible for statin treatment as the primary method of prevention against cardiovascular events [1]. You probably know what I think about that [2].

Remember soft serve mcnuggets and the octodog [3]? They’ve got nothing on these ridiculous food concoctions [4]. (Though the “12 Bird True Love Roast” does actually look Primal, what do you think?)

Veteran readers may remember my post about Katie and her goal to run across the U.S. [5]. Every Gym’s Nightmare goes one step further with a post about a man who ran around the world [6]. I admire those who follow their dreams, but his daily schedule really made me cringe. What are your opinions?

With so many prescription medications to cure depression, it seems drug companies forgot to make a med for the overly cheerful. Head over to credible news source The Onion for video coverage of the first depressant medication [7] for the annoyingly chipper.

Check out Having Fun With English’s classic stress relief technique [8]. Debatably useful. Certifiably irreverent.

The New York Times recently ran an interview with Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper titled How to Stay on the Diet Wagon [9]. Read Dr. Eades’ biting, spot-on response [10] to Harper’s uninformed advice.