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Reading and Interpreting Research Reports
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Reading and Interpreting Research Reports

I have been reading the research on Diet for almost forty years. Over that time, I have found that researchers interpret research data according to their preference for the outcome of the research. The “findings and conclusions” are tilted toward the researcher’s biases. Very much like the divide between liberals and conservatives in politics, dieting...

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Reading and Interpreting Research Reports

I have been reading the research on diet for almost forty years. Over that time, I have become aware that research data are interpreted by the researcher according to their personal preference for the outcome of the research. In other words, the “findings and conclusions” are tilted toward the researcher’s biases. Very much like the...

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The Frustration of Slow Weight Loss

Anyone who has ever been on a weight loss diet knows that the rapid weight loss experienced during the first few weeks slows to an agonizingly sluggish rate. Those who have been on more than one weight loss diet know that the first weight loss experience is never repeated. The pounds that initially seemed to...

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Dr Atkins and the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Every five years the US Department of Agriculture publishes its dietary guidelines for Americans. https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/ The guidelines, ostensibly directed toward reducing heart disease and obesity, have had no impact on these conditions. Although Americans have been following the guidelines, according to census records, they continue to die of heart disease at an alarming rate and...

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The Atkins Diet really Works

The Atkins Diet really Works Atkins got the idea for his diet from a man by the name of William Banting. Over one hundred years ago, William Banting struggled to lose his increasing weight.  He sought medical advice and was told to cut back on his food and exercise.  He exercised, got even hungrier, ate...

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Causal Relationships between Diabetes and Heart Disease

The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease, affecting one in four people (both men and women). Finding the cause, or following the causal links, may lead to strategies for prevention. One of the causal links appears to be Type II diabetes. Before they show signs of Type II diabetes, however,...

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