18 January 2010

Crying wolf

No doubt they mean well. But the medical profession appears to take itself excessively seriously, becoming increasingly aggressive in its approach to those things which it considers are harmful.

This morning the baddies are:
(i) trans fats (Don't ask; you don't want to know.)
(ii) chardonnay (I'm a pinot grigio man myself, but I'm certainly not switching to the recommended riesling; although, if pushed, a nice Alsatian sylvaner would be OK.)
(iii) butter (Are you really attracted by the thought of putting a low fat spread on your toast?)

Do the quacks really know better? And what's next on the prohibition list?

In any case, if you take their advice, you won't live a lot longer - it will just feel like it.

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