In this 15-minute video Ms. Teicholz argues that the harm of saturated fat--found in red meat, bacon, cheese, and butter, among others---has been greatly exaggerated and that increased use of vegetable oils in the US diet has been quite harmful. (She elaborates on this argument in her book, The Big Fat Surprise.)
It's not your grandfather's or even your father's pot anymore.
Alex Tabarrok favorably reviews the The Big Fail by Joseph Nocera and Bethany McLean.
[The Big Fail] is an angry book. Rightly so. It decries the way the bien pensant, the self-righteously conventional, were able to sideline, suppress and belittle other voices as unscientific, fraudulent purveyors of misinformation. The Big Fail gives the other voices their hearing— Martin Kulldorff, Sunetra Gupta, Jay Bhattacharya and Emily Oster are recast not as villains but as heroes; as is Ron DeSantis who is given credit for bucking the conventional during the pandemic
"Researchers found that when adjusted for body mass index (BMI), intake of unprocessed and processed red meat (beef, pork, or lamb) was not directly associated with any markers of inflammation, suggesting that body weight, not red meat, may be the driver of increased systemic inflammation."
"Is boosting bone mass through pharmacotherapy really the best way to prevent fractures in the elderly?"
Doctor stirs a controversy by claiming that instead of prescribing drugs for osteoporosis doctors should help theirs patients to avoid falling.
A summary of what you've probably already heard.
I think this is a really fine idea. Presumably you don't have to be woken up every two hours to have your vitals taken.
Arnold Kling persuasively "question[s] the current regime".
Yet another reason why you might want to try to keep your microbiome healthy.
"Happy 41st birthday, genetically-engineered insulin. Your approval by the FDA in 1982 took 5 months. How many years would it take now?"
A lot longer, that's for sure.