I hate to be such a damn cynic, but could we not see this one coming from a mile away?
“After searching NHANES between the years 1999 and 2004 for participants that fit the JUPITER profile, then extrapolating that to the general population, Michos and Blumenthal estimate that about 6.5 million older adults with low cholesterol and high CRP might benefit from statins. If they expanded their search criteria to the cholesterol level cutoff of 160 mg/dl that doctors often use when deciding to prescribe statins, the researchers increased this statin-benefiting group’s size to 10 million.”
I wrote a while back about the infamous JUPITER study; check out this post for my commentary on the subject, and some good links pertaining to the study as well.
And oddly enough, no mention was made in the Johns Hopkins paper of the efficacy of Paleo-like diets in the reversal of metabolic syndromes. Imagine that.
And from the TTP Wha-Huh?? Diet and Fitness Files, we have this:
I swear I am not making this up. This morning, in the gym, I saw the following scene: On the seated leg curl machine was a girl — I say “girl”, I suppose she was in her late twenties/early thirties — very cute in the face, though, unfortunately, about 75 to 100 pounds overweight. Fair enough, though, she’s in the gym at 6:30 AM — which I applaud! — however, she’s on the leg curl machine, slowly leg-curling away, while eating a figgin’ honey bun! I swear to you — I could not make this up. Somewhere in the back of this poor girl’s mind was a small voice from her distant (or maybe not so distant) past, saying you’ve got to eat breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day. And I’m sure she figured, well, I’ll just kill both the working out and breakfast “birds” with a single stone. My initial thought was, I’m being punk’d. Then I remembered that I’m not important enough to be punk’d. Then, I began to feel very, very secure in my pharmaceutical validation career.
Where would you even begin to correct this mindset?