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Global Burden of Disease Study

The Global Burden of Disease and 'Big Science'

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

The surprising revelation in a recent report is that the rising burden of disease is similar among all countries regardless of socioeconomic status, and these increases are in cardiovascular, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases, which have historically been considered "Western diseases."

Fat, Fear, and the Truly Absurd: The Perils of Ping-Pong Science

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

At the population level, epidemic obesity is incontrovertibly established as a clear and all-but-omnipresent danger. It is absurd to suggest otherwise. And it's those who do so -- who play ping-pong with science -- who frighten the hell out of me.