Health and Nutrition Stuff
A hot tip for this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was Jeffrey Gordon (the prize went to ). Over the past 15 years, Gordon has progressed an obscure study of boring gut microbes to being a nearly daily topic in the media. Although often over-hyped, gut microbes are being used, and actively explored, as exciting treatments for many common diseases.
It is widely accepted that cholesterol lowering is healthful per se. Research by well known UK obesity scientist, Zoë Harcombe, and Julien S Baker challenges this view, with particular reference to plant sterols that over the past decade or so that have been lauded as a natural, cholesterol-busting wonder ingredient, and can be found in several premium-price margarines, milk products and yoghurts.
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