Thursday, November 24, 2005

The sceptic: Diets

The Guardian

By Druin Burch

There's no bullshit like dietary advice. It starts off with a dumb observation that someone hasn't bothered to think through or an experiment so badly designed that it never stood a chance of revealing anything reliable. Then people who don't understand it - or who won't take the trouble to try - puff it up and it ends up getting spewed out as though it were an accepted truth. But today it's my excuse for being cheerful, for offering you at least a little bit of good news.


Sunday, November 20, 2005

2005 reasons to eat out

The Independent

After 12 long months of intensive research, reigning Restaurant Critic of the Year Terry Durack picks the big winners - and losers - from the British culinary scene.

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Friday, November 11, 2005

Hormone raises hope of victory in war on obesity

The Guardian

By Alok Jha, science correspondent

Scientists have discovered a hormone that suppresses appetite, raising hopes of new treatments in the fight against obesity, according to a study published today.
The hormone, named obestatin, halved food intake in rats and resulted in the animals losing a fifth of their body weight.

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