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Elvis remarked: “The image is one thing and the human being is another.”

The Elvis Presley quote is from: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash (2015). I borrowed the book from the Toronto Public Library because evidence is of interest to me: Evidence has value to the extent it is solid, verifiable, and corroborated by other solid evidence Eat your vegetables; the research […]

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Excerpts from: Fruit and vegetable consumption and all-cause, cancer and CVC mortality (2014)

I’ve discussed Oyebode O, Gordon-Dseagu V, Walker A, et al. J Epidemiol Community Health 2014;68:856–862 at previous posts. The previous discussions about vegetables can be accessed here. After I began to read the research evidence, for a long time I had the intention of reaching the goal of 7-plus portions of vegetables and fruits (with a […]

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How do you figure out what constitutes a serving of vegetables?

Many resources are available for figuring out what constitutes a serving of vegetables or fruit. Among those is a Canada’s Food Guide list of servings. The examples for vegetables and fruit, from the above-noted website, includes, by way of example: Asparagus 125 mL, ½ cup, 6 spears Beans, green 125 mL, ½ cup Bok choy/Chinese […]

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Eat your vegetables; the research is persuasive

I’ve had reason to pursue evidence-based practice in the course of my life and to eschew truthiness. I’ve made it a practice to eat my vegetables, based on research evidence published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, and highlighted in a previous post. More recent posts include: Excerpts from: Fruit and vegetable consumption and all-cause, […]

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Fruit and vegetable intake: five a day may not be enough, scientists say (April 2, 2014 Guardian article)

An April 2, 2014 Guardian article is entitled: “How many portions of fruit and vegetables are we eating?” The Guardian article is based upon research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Several articles, based on research at University College London, have appeared online. The research report – I heard about it when […]