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Popular press hypes another inconclusive study

Once again the press loves screaming headlines and doesn’t bother reading the fine print of an actual study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This is all over Google News, the same story picked up by lots of … Continue reading

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Food scolds are doing even more harm than I thought

I’ve already complained enough times about the adverse effect the stupid food scolds are having on people who need honest and accurate, fact- and science-based help with struggles on weight loss and/or general fitness. The more I look at it … Continue reading

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Nutrition scolds fail to convince

The battle may still be unsettled over the opinion whether high-fructose corn syrup is evil (mostly a war of words with little science on either side), but the question of whether consumers care may be settled. In this article it … Continue reading

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The nutrition nannies are never satisfied

The rightwing constantly complains about nanny state and ever now and then I agree with them, a little. Mostly denouncing the nanny state is a smokescreen for brutal social policy so the rich can get their taxcuts and thus totally¬†disingenuous. … Continue reading

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Applied Nate Silver – Unexpected/Unexplained pattern

Lately I’ve been having an unpleasant feeling in the morning when I do my weigh-ins. The first number I see looks “good” (meaning what I want, i.e. lower than previous day) but then the numbers bounce up. By the time … Continue reading

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Tablets are the WonderBread of computers

Don’t get me wrong, I actually like touch devices (all but the iPad which I refuse simply because it is a fad symbol, not a product, but I love my iPod Touch and Kindle Fire, so agnostic between iOS and … Continue reading

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Applied Nate Silver – now what?

Vacation was not kind to my weight loss plan, far worse than I expected. But once again this raises a big question about how to apply Nate Silver’s techniques to prediction, that is, what should I expect now. So first … Continue reading

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