If you avoid eggs because you think they’re bad for you, you should reconsider. It was never clear that dietary cholesterol had a significant impact on heart health; saturated fat in the diet is thought to be a bigger culprit (how big is also a matter of dispute these days). The government’s new dietary guidelines acknowledge as much, advising that eating an egg every day will not affect blood cholesterol or cardiovascular health.
2. Also in the Times, a quick report debunking the long-held idea that your body type is a predictor of heart disease. Apple? Pear? Potato, puh-tah-to.
3. Another Paleo story in the papers, this time the San Francisco Chronicle. Again, if you need a dose of comedy in your day, be sure to check out the comments. A lot of these pieces seem to treat the diet as a precious little trend not worth serious investigation. For example, they just had to seek out the one person who was willing to go on the record as an occasional oatmeal eater. But overall, not the worst I’ve seen.