Research of the Week
A third of all antibiotic prescriptions are totally unnecessary .
Medical error is the third biggest killer  in the US.
Faster metabolic rates made  our big brains possible.
Genes aren’t everything: active twins are leaner  than their sedentary twins.
Biggest Loser contestants really, really struggle with weight maintenance .
Longer rest periods may be better  for muscle protein synthesis.
In women with PCOS, grazing beats three meals .
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Interesting Blog Posts
An ultimatum from the Dietary Guidelines chairwoman Barbara Millen got Nina Teicholz kicked off  the National Food Policy Conference panel.
We’re losing  our Neanderthal genes.
Southern California vegan restauranteurs turn out to be murderers  who enslave animals on their farm and keep freezers full of cow flesh.
The rise and fall of Theranos , the company that promised to track every biomarker worth tracking with a single drop of fingertip blood.
Dr. Aseem Malhotra thinks the benefits of statins  have been greatly exaggerated. Another good piece  from him: “When I go to my local curry restaurant, I always ask the waiter to make sure my chicken jalfrezi, spinach curry and lentil daal is cooked in ghee, not vegetable oil.”
The world (and many lucrative endorsements ) of Dr. David Katz.
The vast difference  between what foodies (say they) cook and what actual home cooks cook.
Beware the trash panda .
Walt Whitman would have fit in nicely  around these parts.
Art in the fall .
Nature is brutal and beautiful .
Hershey’s entering  the meat bar business.
More “human safaris,” this time in Peru .
Why butter’s back .
Adorable, delicious .
One year ago (May 11 – May 17)
- Is All Yogurt Created Equal?  – All about yogurt.
- Primal Flora: Your Questions Answered  – Probiotics question roundup.
Comment of the Week
He is Vego! You are like buzzing of flies to him.