March 16, 2010

The New Rabbit Meat?

1 National Goat Meat Shortage

Demand for goat meat has risen to the point that prices are twice that of beef, according to the Kansas City Star. The Star attributes the shortage to the increase in Hispanic immigrants, who call the meat chevon, but the Grub Street food blog notes that the meat has also recently worked its way onto the menus of many upscale restaurants, increasing demand. The meat is lean and less gamy than some other nontraditional meats. The USDA is encouraging ranchers to think about adding goats to their stocks. Says the USDA, goat are easy to raise—except for the fencing costs.

More at Kansas City Star | Hat tip to Grub Street Chicago | Posted 8 years ago by Mark

Previously: Rabbit is the New Chicken

Tags: Goat Meat, Facial Fllers, Ethnic Foods

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Obesity Paradox

2 The Fatter You are, the Fewer Heart Attacks

"The study doesn't say that the fatter you are, the fewer heart attacks, contradicting the headline in the present post. It says, instead, that given that you have a cardiac event, you’re more likely to survive it, the fatter you are. Not the same at all."
- Margaret in the comments

Researchers out to debunk the theory that extra weight protects against heart attacks not only failed, but ended up finding more evidence to support the so-called "obesity paradox." Specifically, non-obese patients who already suffer from the condition called "heart failure," which is a technical term describing a weakening of the heart muscle (the term is used informally in other senses), were found to be 76 percent more likely to die from a sudden cardiac event (such as a heart attack or myocardial infarction) than obese patients with heart failure. And according to the University of Rochester Medical Center researchers, if the underweight/normal group is compared to the obese group, the non-obese patients are almost twice at risk than the obese patients.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 8 years ago by Mark

Tags: Obesity Paradox, Heart Failure, Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, Obesity, Obese, Overweight, Underweight, BMI

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No More Trout Pout

3 Want Permanently Fuller Lips?

The quest for a more youthful kisser may be over, according to surgeons at The Aesthetic Surgery Center in Naples, FL, who augmented the lips of 25 test subjects with grafts of muscle and connective tissue from the neck. As women age, they lose lip volume and the fullness associated with youth. For many women, lip fillers provide a satisfactory, if temporary and expensive solution. Some women have opted for surgery to permanently replace volume lost to aging, however lip implants did not yield consistently good results. Problems associated with surgical lip implantation include reabsorption of the implant material, asymmetry and an unnatural feel or appearance. Test subjects were followed up one and two years after their procedures and both doctors and patients reported good results.

More at ScienceDaily | Posted 8 years ago by Melody Lesser

Tags: Lip Augmentation, Fuller Lips, Lips, Mouth, Trout Pout, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Fillers, Botox, Restylane, Dysport, Perlane, Aging, Facial Fillers

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Is the Real Deal Better?

4 Ugg Knockoffs Blamed for Damaging Feet

Leading British health experts blame knockoffs of the popular Ugg boots for causing damage to women’s feet, knees and hips. Podiatrists and chiropractors have seen a rise in the number of foot and attendant injuries and blame it on the Uggs trend. In the case of knockoffs, when the shoe or boot is poorly made, it causes the foot to slide around inside, flattening the arches and causing it to eventually fall. “The result can be significant problems with the foot, the ankle and, ultimately, the hip,” said Drian Drysdale, British College of Osteopathic Medicine, who also noted a lopsided way of walking that is common to Ugg wearers and that could result in future health problems. According to Ugg Australia, the originals don’t harm feet due to their reinforced heels and crafted insoles.

More at Mirror.co.uk | Posted 8 years ago by Melody Lesser

Tags: Uggs, Uggs Australia, Boots, Foot Problems, Hip Pain, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Podiatrists, Chiropractors, Joint Pain, Bad Back, Bad Knees, Fuller Lips

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