Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Two Things That Don't Bear Repeating

So, of course, I'll mention them here. I always enjoy hearing about research dollars being put to good use -evidently it's just been demonstrated that:

1) "Children who spend more time watching television and movies and playing video games may be more likely to ask their parents for toys, food and drinks they saw in advertisements, according to a study in the April issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a theme issue on children and the media."[link]


2) A review of 87 different studies finds that people on low-fat vegan diets generally aren't obese. [link]
The authors found that the body weight of both male and female vegetarians is, on average, 3 percent to 20 percent lower than that of meat-eaters. Vegetarian and vegan diets have also been put to the test in clinical studies, as the review notes. The best of these clinical studies isolated the effects of diet by keeping exercise constant. The researchers found that a low-fat vegan diet leads to weight loss of about 1 pound per week, even without additional exercise or limits on portion sizes, calories, or carbohydrates.
But did the "best of these clinical studies" keep the Hostess Ho-Hos and MickeyD's fries constant as well?

via Boing Boing