7 Common Weight-Related Myths Debunked in the New England Journal of Medicine
Sex burns between 100 to 300 calories. Nope, only about 21
Small changes in diet or exercise lead to large, long-term weight changes. Nope, the body adapts to changes.
School gym classes have a big impact on kids’ weight. Nope, they are not long enough or intense enough to make much difference.
Losing a lot of weight quickly is worse than losing a little slowly over the long term. Nope, dieters who lose a lot of weight to start with lose more weight.
Snacking leads to weight gain. Nope, no high-quality studies support that.
Regularly eating breakfast helps prevent obesity. Nope, two studies found no effect
Setting overly ambitious goals leads to frustration and less weight loss. Nope, people do better with high goals.
Leafy green vegetables are the top source of food poisoning and can be deadly. Study
While more people may have gotten sick from plants, more died from contaminated poultry, the study also found. The results were released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
….Many of the vegetable-related illnesses come from norovirus, which is often spread by cooks and food handlers. So contamination sometimes has more to do with the kitchen or restaurant it came from then the food itself, Griffin noted.
CDC estimated 277 poultry-related deaths in 1998-2008, compared to 236 vegetable-related deaths.
Delinquency rates on student loans reach 'unsustainable' 15% Another credit bubble about to pop.
The double squeeze on seniors. Low interest rates mean Incomes from investments is way down and costs are up.
Since the financial crisis hit, we have borrowed and spent $5.7 trillion, or 41% of 2008 GDP (7.8% of total GDP over the period). That is an enormous sum. ….–and yet it has left us with unemployment in the range of 8%, and per-capita GDP that is still below the pre-crisis trend
Cry on Nigella's shoulders.
Women in their 50s have have the most empathy, study claims
For no one else, male or female, has as much empathy as women of this generation, according to a study of more than 75,000 adults. They will listen more other people's problems and also react better to their needs, showing sympathy, concern and emotion, the research claims.
Even a baby can sympathize. Research shows one-year-olds can guess thoughts through empathy
Infants as young as 18 months old can guess what other people are thinking, a new study claims. A study of children from rural China, Ecuador and Fiji found that their ability to see the world from others' perspectives emerges much earlier than previously thought.Posted by Jill Fallon at February 1, 2013 10:31 AM | Permalink
It was previously thought that this ability to empathize only emerges in children between the ages of four and seven, but children from different countries develop it at different ages.