Eat less, move more, die anyway

Mainstream medicine’s latest multimillion dollar effort to prove the effectiveness of the low-calorie, low-fat diet once again blew up in their collective faces, but that’s not what this post is about. This post is about how mainstream medicine deals with data it doesn’t like. How instead of presenting the data for what it is, mainstream […]

Statins and diabetes

In the Jan 9, 2012 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine in the Online First section an article appeared showing that women studied as part of the Women’s Health Initiative who were on statin drugs during the study developed diabetes at greater rates than those who were not on these drugs.  According to the statistical […]

Rooting out more anti-low-carb bias

In an example of more brain damage from the mainstream medical press, a recent online article from heartwire savaged the low-carb diet as a treatment for diabetes along with one of its main academic proponents.  This piece, when read critically, provides a blueprint for how to subtly (and not so subtly) disparage an idea that […]

Rebuttal to the PCRM

In my ongoing quest to become a little more technically adept, I started using Google Alerts for a number of things I’m interested in, including my own name.  (Believe me, there are a lot of people out there in the world with the last name Eades, including the Fire Chief of London.)  For those of […]

Thiamin and diabetic nephropathy

I received a short paper from a colleague in Portugal a couple of days ago that demonstrates in just a few pages how science should really work. The paper from the journal Diabetologia reports on a study done in Pakistan showing that high-dose thiamin (vitamin B1) may be a valuable therapeutic agent in the treatment […]

Weekend link-o-rama 2/21/09

I don’t know about you guys, but I like these link-o-rama posts because they let me get rid of a bunch of tabs on Firefox and disseminate info that probably isn’t worth an entire post. First, let me start out by linking to one of my wife’s recent posts.  We’ve had a spate of people […]

Low-carbohydrate diet outperforms a low-glycemic index diet

The last few studies I’ve posted on here seem to have been designed by their authors to show that low-carb diets aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Of course none of these studies have used real low-carb diets – they’ve all used diets that are called low-carb, but really aren’t. They’ve set up a […]

Making worthless data confess

A recent, well-financed study shows the glycemic index (GI) to be a less-than-optimal way of managing diabetes with diet.  Meanwhile, a major name in the world of mainstream nutrition comments on this study and shows his own bias.  Oh dear.  Let’s take a look. Before we launch into this study, which we’re going to just […]

Truth versus hype in the Jupiter study

The point of the cartoon above by Eric Allie holds true for the recently released Jupiter study: the reporting of the data by the media often overshadows the actual data. Let’s first take a look at the reporting. The lede from MSNBC: People with low cholesterol and no big risk for heart disease dramatically lowered […]