Weekend Update Leave a reply Vivid food ads implant false memories of consuming the product Ads Implant False Memories | Wired Science | Wired.com The Harvard epidemiological study that was all over the news this week (potatoes) on some specific foods and lifestyles that associate with weight gain (big names in nutritional epidemiology): www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1014296 Nice post by Caitlin Mason, the first author in the recent study on vitamin D and weight loss: Does weight loss influence vitamin D levels? | Obesity Panacea A great article on the surprisingly weak associations (limited research) between sugar and obesity ABC News Attacks Scientist Who Exposed Bias In Obesity Research – Trevor Butterworth – Medialand – Forbes David Allison, the scientist who was attacked by ABC, is well read in bias in research: www.drsharma.ca/truth-tops-bias-at-tos-meeting.html (thanks to Paul Boisvert for link) Olestra caused weight gain in rats: Fat substitutes linked to weight gain: Rats on high-fat diet gained more weight after eating low-calorie potato chips made with fat substitutes PDF of that paper here. Fascinating post by Yoni on a new paper challenging the statistical methods used by the obesity as contagion paper, and a good case of how difficult it can be to publish Weighty Matters: Obesity is contagious, or is it? A sober second look at obesity and social networks. Unfortunate: House Republicans vote to cut funds to implement food safety law – The Washington Post Goldacre and colleagues show that health reporting is terrible by analyzing a week’s worth of news articles: How far should we trust health reporting? | Ben Goldacre | Comment is free | The Guardian Nice PDF presentation: One way the liver changes itself – demethylation epigenetics Explains a lot! People Argue Just to Win, Scholars Assert - Dieters judge food products more based on name than other info like ingredients www.jstor.org/pss/10.1086/660044 Uncoupling the mechanisms of obesity and hypertension by targeting hypothalamic IKK-[beta] and NF-[kappa]B : Nature Medicine : Nature Publishing Group PLoS ONE: Impact of Cellular miRNAs on Circulating miRNA Biomarker Signatures Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.