I’ve previously discussed on this blog my belief that linoleic acid may have negative effect on cancer risk. Today I want to look at some experimental evidence regarding why this is. Continue reading
To my knowledge there exist no controlled dietary trials lasting long enough for us to know how swapping monounsaturated fats (e.g. olive oil) and saturated fats (e.g. butter) affects death from and incidence of various diseases. So once again let’s scope some suggestive short term findings: Continue reading
Viscosity is the resistance of a liquid to movement. Think water versus honey, honey being very viscous. Turns out a number of things can make the blood flowing through our bodies more or less viscous.
Some possible causes of increased blood viscosity are dehydration , psychological stress , cold temperatures , heat stroke , increased hematocrit (serum red blood cell) levels , hyperglycemia , increased triglycerides and chylomicrons in the blood , and perhaps exposure to air pollution  and tobacco smoke . Continue reading