February 7, 2001
1.'The Cake Mix Doctor" by Anne Byrn (Workman, $14.95). How to turn a box cake into something special. Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 49 2.'Sugar Busters!" by H. Leighton Stewart, Morrison C. Bethea, Sam S. Andrews and Luis Al Balart (Ballantine Books, $23.95). Lose weight the New Orleans way. Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 4 3.'Mexico One Plate at a Time" by Rick Bayless (Scribner, $35). The companion piece to the master instructor's PBS series. Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 15 4.'
March 13, 2012 |
On Monday, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health released a study that linked red meat consumption with increased risk of early death. Probably not surprisingly, the report , which was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine along with the editorial “ Holy Cow! What's Good For You Is Good For Our Planet ” from Dr. Dean Ornish (the man who helped convince Bill Clinton to go vegan ), attracted a lot of interest. The American Meat Institute was among the first to dispute the findings. In a statement issued Monday, the industry group criticized the Harvard study for “relying on notoriously unreliable self-reporting about what was eaten and obtuse methods to apply statistical analysis to the data.” During an interview last week with The Times, Kaiser Permanente cancer researcher Lawrence H. Kushi - who was not involved with the Harvard study but said the work produced “important results" - acknowledged that epidemiological studies of survey data aren't as rigorous as a blinded, randomized trial.