Dietary Supplements is a daily roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Today it's all about health, plus a slice of geological cake. Enjoy!
Michelle Obama says the POTUS quit smoking a year ago. Not only that, she's taking her anti-obesity program global.
Speaking of globalization, why do the world's fattest people live on islands? Clue: It's not the piña coladas.
<p> Correlation is not causation, but a 9-year study of 2,500 New Yorkers showed that people who drank diet soda every day also had a <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41479869/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/">61 percent higher chance of suffering a "vascular event,"</a> such as a heart attack or stroke.</p><p> Two food mysteries: <a href="http://yourlife.usatoday.com/fitness-food/diet-nutrition/story/2011/02/USDA-Eggs-cholesterol-level-better-than-cracked-up-to-be-/43475540/1">Eggs contain less cholesterol</a> than they did a decade ago, but no one knows why. And "Pine Mouth"—a <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/pine-mouth-pine-nuts-leave-bitter-taste-lingers/story?id=11097222">bizarre and little-understood reaction to pine nuts</a> that leaves victims with a nasty metallic taste in their mouths for weeks—<a href="http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/blogs/editor/2011/01/the-return-of-pine-mouth.html">is back</a>.</p><p> To make up for all the health news, we're leaving you with a slice of geological cake, borrowed from a <a href="http://blogs.agu.org/mountainbeltway/2011/01/31/aw30-the-bake-sale/">geology blog food carnival</a> that also featured veggie pilaf in the shape of a debris flow, a baked model of the lunar surface, and detailed instructions on how to convert your breath into calcite.</p><p> <em><a href="http://www.good.is/tag/dietary-supplements">Dietary Supplements</a> is a daily roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Enjoy!</em></p><p> <em>Image: Geological cake, created by Nissan, via the <a href="http://blogs.agu.org/mountainbeltway/2011/01/31/aw30-the-bake-sale/">American Geophysical Union Blogosphere</a>.</em></p><br/>
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