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Time To Celebrate The Nutrition Heretics
Pass the Eggs,
Add more Fat to your salad,
And a little more salt,
The Nutrition Heretics are coming to dinner.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article4449967.ece?shareToken=7dba4f3ccd918bfcc1a900e04c14f6bb
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Excellent perspective on food and exercise by Aseem Malhotra, Consultant Cardiologist. He says it's the food, "You can’t outrun a bad diet". He highlights the role of added sugar in the obesity epidemic and the culpability of the food industry.
The obesity problem has little to do with our sedentary lifestyles.
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When The Customers Speak With Their Wallet You Have No Choice
Despite what the scientist and regulatory bodies are saying about artificial sweeteners, customers are not convinced and are walking away from the Diet Drinks. So, Pepsi is responding appropriately.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-32478203
A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety.
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Extra Weight Reduces Dementia Risk
In a large study, British researchers are surprised to find that excess weight inversely correlates with Dementia.

That is if you don't die from diseases that excess weight is a marker for before the onset of Dementia. Diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke, Cardiovascular, Cancers, etc.

What is it that weight may be a marker for that is protective against Dementia? Fat? Cholesterol? Can we isolate and increase those factors without the obesity? Will eating Low Carb High Fat help?

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-32233571
Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, while underweight people face the highest risk, according to a study involving nearly two million Britons.
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Thank you for the great wealth of knowledge you've been sharing with us, stuff one is not likely to find anywhere else.
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Breastfeeding Linked To Higher IQ
A few decades ago, the Fat-Phobia industry tried to offer us a more 'Healthy, Low Fat' breast milk alternative. Nature's offer is just fine, indeed, PERFECT!.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31925449
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Breastfeeding is the Best! Nothing could be better for a baby than their mothers own nutrient rich milk. 
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An Online Tool To Tell How Old You Are
This website, a Microsoft Project,  tells how old one is from a pic.
Big Data + Machine Learning. Quality is currently a work in progress.


http://how-old.net/
The #HowOldRobot guesses how old you look using Machine Learning.
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Hit and Miss, I hope they can improve the quality.
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By reference of ScannerDrome
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Exercise And The Obesity Fight
Whereas exercise improves health in general, it's not the key determinant in weight loss. Ignoring what you eat and concentrating on how much you eat and exercises is not the optimum route to perfect health. Those who make money off the foods that make us obese plus the attendant metabolic diseases will want the responsibility to be on us by insisting we eat too much and do not exercise enough.

On the other hand, when people have weaned themselves off these foods, they've lost weight, gained their health and become active again.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-32417699
Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.
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Top 9 Smartphone Use In Africa, No Phone Calls
A Survey on smartphone usage in 5 African countries.
Nokia falling, Samsung rising and BlackBerry holding it's own.
Data usage increasing, not much about voice.
http://citifmonline.com/2015/04/08/study-reveals-ghana-mobile-phone-usage-stats/#sthash.00CVbtDy.dpbs
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Very good observation. The internet cashcow is a dream here for the telecom operators.
Most of them, either in Senegal, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire or Nigeria, are linked to the politicians in place.
This is why I am a bit dubious on the Google Loon or Facebook drones initiative. Remember they clearly said they won't provide the 'last mile'. This will be under the responsibility of local operator.
Now, you get me, I think ? Google/Fb providing cheap or free high bandwidth services and the local operator still charging us. I had a boss who said once a Birmingham proverb 'Once shafted, don't move, it makes it more painful'
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A Footballer And A Lawyer
Having the best of both worlds. Sports and Education.
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/32051022
England and Chelsea forward Eniola Aluko will be writing a regular column for the BBC Sport website throughout the season.
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High Levels of Vitamin D May Be Harmful
This study suggests that Vitamin D levels of 100 nmol/litre and higher may increase mortality. This value is lower than what has been found to be beneficial for: avoiding a lot of cancers, breast feeding mothers, etc. Let's hope more data/research will shed light on the issue.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150310105222.htm
The level of vitamin D in our blood should neither be too high nor to low. Scientists have now shown that there is a connection between high levels of vitamin D and cardiovascular deaths.
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