Caffeine makes a better soccer player

Yet another reason to ignore the scolds who tell you to give up stuff you like – such as coffee.  A new study compared the effects of caffeine plus carbs to the effect of carbs alone on athletic performance of college soccer players.  Results: even the modest amount of caffeine used in the study increased […]

Starch and breast cancer link?

A study presented at the Breast Cancer Symposium of the American Association for Cancer Research claims there’s a link between starch and breast cancer recurrence.  My verdict: a very lame conclusion, and no clear link. Here’s the study: almost 3000 breast cancer survivors were surveyed by phone once/year, for 7 years, about what they ate […]

5 negatives about low carb diets

Where are the thin people? Anyone remember the Stillman Diet?  Low carb diets are nothing new, despite all the hype around branded names like Atkins.  The Stillman Diet, or Doctor’s Quick Weight Loss Diet, was published in 1967.  Soon afterwards, obesity rates started going up.  If low carb diets are the answer, why didn’t obesity […]

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