Monthly Archives: May 2011

Heavier people are no stronger than thin people?

Gretchen Reynolds reports in the New York Times that carrying weight in the form of fat and carrying weight in the form of lead-weighted vests affect rats’ muscles differently: Recently scientists at Penn State sewed tiny weighted vests and slipped … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Salt: more stuff we don’t know

Gina Kolata writes about salt! So does Osagie Obasogie on Slate! There are some questions about what effect cutting back on salt will have. Here’s something I didn’t know: Lowering salt consumption, Dr. Alderman said, has consequences beyond blood pressure. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Adipose tissue is defended

A study in Nature reported in the New York Times by Gina Kolata shows that after liposuction, the fat comes back. It doesn’t come back in the same place, though. Gina Kolata has a history of questioning mainstream thinking on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment