A habitually healthy eater, Frank Hu stocks his refrigerator with fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, and chicken. His pantry holds brown rice, whole grains, and legumes, and his snack cabinet has nuts and seeds. He eats red meat only occasionally, rarely buys white bread, soda, bacon, or other processed meats. He’ll purchase chips and beer, but only now and then, mostly when entertaining friends.
When it comes to eating smartly in ways that can help us keep fit and live longer, Hu knows best.
“There is no single, fit-for-all diet for everyone,” said Frank Hu of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer
Hu took over the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in January. His eating habits are greatly informed by his research on what constitutes a healthy diet. While he knows they’re not for everyone, he says people can nonetheless move toward eating patterns that both appeal to them and help them stay well.
“There is no single, fit-for-all diet for everyone,” said Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. “People should adopt healthy dietary patterns according to their food and cultural preferences and health conditions. I don’t have a rigid regimen, but I always emphasize healthy components in all my meals.”
And so, according to considerable research, can all those who want to reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and other chronic illnesses, and increase both longevity and quality of life in old age.
More here – Harvard Gazette
It is remarkable how much of the blindingly obvious has become lost to a public that on the basis of the available evidence seem to be getting dumber and dumber. It is also extraordinary how many of the things I used to take for granted at university as being common sense now get grants to be studied
I like to open all my office windows when I can and since my office sits at the front of the house I get to hear the sounds of my suburb and you get used to the background noise. So I was surprised a few weeks ago to hear the sound of pan flutes gently wafting in through the window. I thought it cannot be the builders a few houses up since it is definitely not their style. So I thought it was one of my dodgy neighbors planted over a bong giving their chakra a furious rubbing and thought no more of it until a few hours later when it started up again. It couldn’t be one of my neighbors since by now they would have rubbed their damned chakra red raw so I stuck my head out the front door and doing my best bat impression tried to lock onto the sound and lo and behold it was coming from the Catholic primary school at the top of my street. The bell has apparently been replaced with pan flute music because the bell was upsetting their chi or some other such new age fuckerry. But it got worse, later on in the day they were subjected to a guided mediation and pan flute music over the loudspeaker. So multiple times a day so I, the neighborhood and the poor little buggers at the school are bombarded by pan flute music that blasts out of the school.
I cant wait to be told that feng shui, homeopathy and numerology have been introduced to the science curriculum.
This popped up on my feed this morning. Long story made short. All analysts say Spotless is a bust, one analyst says no you are all dickheads – its actually worth $1.15. Spotless halves and then through a fluke gets a takeover bid lifting prices to $1.05. Analyst who said it was worth $1.15 is hailed a hero for recommending a stock that halved in value post the recommendation and then was made a little bit better than a total disaster by an out of the blue below recommended price take over offer.