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Study Challenges Risk Of Saturated Fats
2013-10-25 10:50:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The cardiovascular risk of eating butter, cheese, red meat and other foods high in saturated fat has been overstated, and the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are being overprescribed, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal. Study author Aseem Malhotra, and interventional cardiology specialist registrar at Croydon University Hospital in London, wrote that while “the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'