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  1. What is cholesterol?

    deontimb, thank you for the recommendation, but you are overestimating my abilities Scientific articles are too difficult to read, if you are not a specialist, nor do I have a lot of spare time to be translating the original manuscripts.  And that's the reason why I read this website. Scientific facts are provided in an easy to comprehend form. But this article is it's too simple. All these facts can be found in any non-professional article on cholesterol.
  2. What is cholesterol?

    Article does not explain clearly what cholesterol is and gives only general recommendations about healthy lifestyle. It doesn't report anything new. It is a well-known fact, that there are bad and good cholesterols, but what is the link between food we eat and level of cholesterols? What the link between sport and cholesterol, how it can help normilize cholesterol levels? And why obesity is a cause of elevated level of triglicerides? I thought the more trigliceride, the more fat/obesity.
  3. Aspartame: a daily toxin

    As I understood children are more susceptible to aspartame. But I'm aware that a lot of goods for children contain this sweetener, particularly vitamins. It turns out those seemingly harmless,and otherwise useful, pills can harm our children in such an unnoticed way.
  4. The risks and benefits of eating farmed vs. wild salmon

    Agree with you, both wild and farmed salmon can contain contaminants, but the fact that farmed salmon has selective diets (i.e. fed with food high in EFAs) is still a fact which does not depend on year or season. If farmers can choose the feed - it can be close to natural or not. So quality of fish must be controled on constant basis and controlled to well defined regulations if to aim to deliver the healthier option to the wild salmon. Until that comes I will rather trust nature than humankind. 
  5. lugerber, you are absolutely right. Another thing about fluorinated water is that different people consume different amounts of water, e.g. people having diabetes will consume much more fluoride than others. And I fully agree that world is moving to total removal of water fluoridation, so hope for the better
  6. Globalisation: a consumer health hazard?

    Let me stay optimistic
  7. Globalisation: a consumer health hazard?

    The problem described in the article could be solved if the whole world had uniform rules and regulations regarding food safety. I understand it is imposible to make all countries to obey the same rules, but it can be defined as a goal, let it be imposible to reach, but we still can come close to it. This goal may unite a lot of countries, and in the end there may be a set of countries with the same rules and people may be in uniform safety, consuming expanded options of goods from "safe" countries. 
  8. Artificial sweeteners: low in calories, high in harm

    Good review of most common sweeteners. Several month ago I tried to buy products free from artificial sweeteners, but it turned out to be quite difficult. I took each of products which I regularly buy and read labels. I couldn't find any biscuits (I'm accustomed always to have some biscuits at hand) without all these aspartames and sucraloses. And some sweet yogurts which I like also sweetened with this stuff, as well as ketchup. And I found them even in bread. So, living in a city and buying all your food in supermarkets, I think you can't avoid to intake artificial sweeteners, at least I didn't manage to do this. Though I still hope that amount are not big and won't harm me.