Morning Grind

Morning Grind: December 19, 2013

Multivitamins do not play a role in disease prevention, according to three studies recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Data from a large randomized controlled trial showed that long-term use of a daily multivitamin does nothing to slow cognitive decline in older men. Researchers assigned nearly 6,000 male physicians aged 65 and older to take either a multivitamin or placebo for 12 years. The men’s cognitive functions were tested at the outset and at three intervals throughout the study. A dozen years later, the researchers found no difference in cognitive decline between the multivitamin users and the placebo group.

Well…that settles that, then.


A journalist from Silvio Berlusconi’s Italia Uno channel secretly filmed a meal at which the centrepiece was a salad dressed with thinly sliced flakes of dried dolphin fillet. The owner of the restaurant was shown warning him: “You didn’t eat this in my place, right?”



In a study published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity, University of New South Wales researchers describe how lab rats rapidly began to show signs of serious memory decline after just six days on a sugar- and fat-laden diet of cakes, chips, and more. 



According to results from a 13-year study by the CDC released last year, rates of dairy-related disease outbreaks caused by raw milk are 150 times greater than rates of disease outbreaks from pasteurized milk.

“While some people think that raw milk has more health benefits than pasteurized milk, this study shows that raw milk has great risks, especially for children, who experience more severe illnesses if they get sick,” study co-author Dr. Barbara Mahon, deputy chief of CDC’s enteric diseases epidemiology branch, said in a written statement.

Legalizing raw milk and then regulating it seems like it would be wise.



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