Fighting diabetes is key to keeping a healthy brain and this study suggests you can fight diabetes with...meat. This is another study that supports conjugated linoleic acid as a fat you should consider for your health. The researchers examined the amount of CLA in 1,744 subject's fat tissue. CLA is a fat made by ruminant animals such as cows, sheep, and goats and is found in highest concentrations in grassfed meat and dairy products. Researchers found that a greater intake of meat and dairy products containing CLA is linked with a reduction in the risk of diabetes. The researchers propose that the mechanism is CLA's involvement in regulating insulin and adipose tissue. Read the abstract →
Want to learn more about fats from a trusted source? While I believe there are some red flags about their conclusions, I still like this post from Harvard. Read the Post →
Emerging science indicates that exposure to BPA-- bisphenol A, a chemical widely used in plastics--interferes with brain development. Used to mold plastics, it is found in food containers, in the lining of metal food cans, and the treated paper used for cash register receipts. Read the abstract →
My vote is for Walter Willett, MD.
Applying population data to individual choices is fraught with pitfalls. When I was working on The Happiness Diet, I wanted to back up every fact with a scientific study. Studies vary in quality, but when it comes to understanding the impact of diet on our health, one name stands out —Walter Willett, MD. Read the Post →
I love a Walter Willett study. But this one is bittersweet for me. A victory for omega-3s. Another strike against excess omega-6s. But no noted benefits from fish, one of my top brain foods?! That is hard to digest. Read the abstract →
OK, I have a confession. I’m obsessed with this study. It offers support for a food principle that I’ve been preaching about for a long time: the benefits of grass-fed beef and dairy. Read the abstract →