We ate McDonald’s in the name of science

In this episode we investigate diet fads like #Paleo and #Noakes. We find out if high-fat, low-carb eating is good for your cholesterol, and we look at the recent news that sugary drinks may soon be taxed just like alcohol and cigarettes. [View the story “We ate MacDonald’s in the name of science” on Storify]

Kaapse navorser help nuwe anti-cholesterolmiddel ontwikkel

‘n Nuwe middel teen cholesterol wat maandeliks ingespuit word, werk heeltemal anders as die beskikbare statiene. Evolucumab, waarby die Universiteit van Kaapstad (UK) nou betrokke is, is in ’n gevorderde stadium van kliniese toetse. Dr. Dirk Blom van die UK en Groote Schuur se lipidologie-eenheid, is die hoofnavorser van ’n artikel wat onlangs oor dié middel…