Wednesday, February 08, 2006


So I roll open my morning copy of the New York Times, and what's the first headline I see? This one:

Low-Fat Diet Does Not Cut Health Risks, Study Finds

O great! Since I haven't had so much as a spoonful of ice cream in going on six years and never touch butter and have eliminated all fried food and junk food and desserts and anything that tastes good.

The article itself is just salt in the wounds:

"The $415 million federal study involved nearly 49,000 women ages 50 to 79 who were followed for eight years. In the end, those assigned to a low-fat diet had the same rates of breast cancer, colon cancer, heart attacks and strokes as those who ate whatever they pleased, researchers are reporting today."

Wait! Did they say 49,000 women? Well now! There's still hope, ain't there, that the effect of fat on men is wholly deleterious and that I have not followed my regimen in vain?

Even my dog is laughing.

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