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Emily Litella needed a lab coat and stethoscope for this one – milk fat is good for you.

The CBC reports – Dairy fat may cut Type 2 diabetes risk: study

The researchers found people with higher levels of trans-palmitoleic acid also tended to show:

  • Slightly less fat on their bodies.
  • Higher “good” cholesterol levels and lower overall cholesterol levels.
  • Lower levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation.
  • Evidence of lower levels of insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance occurs when the body produces too little of the hormone insulin and fails to effectively regulate the metabolism of fats, proteins and sugars. The condition can lead to Type 2 diabetes.

The study was published in the December issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Who could have predicted” that, as mammals, human beings might actually derive some benefits from milk? Trans-palmitoleic acid is a component of milk fat that is not found in other transfats.

I note that this is from a long-term study and there isn’t so much as an ice cream shop among the sources of funding.

December 20, 2010   26 Comments

A Warning

EBW notes at Wampum that a reputable source is warning people about going to ‘wikileaks.info’. That is not an authorized WikiLeaks mirror site, and it would appear to he hosted by a large Russian phishing trawler. The host has been associated with malware, spam, and phishing operations for some time and is a dangerous place to even visit with your “shield up”.

EBW also mentions that he will be filing a complaint with the proper authorities about the conduct of the registrar of “wikileaks.org” in dropping the site without a court order. That is a violation of the ICANN rules for registrars.

For those who don’t know, you have to file a payment of nearly $190K with your application to become a registrar for a TLD, and provide proof of capabilities to handle the job. These are not shoe-string operations, and they should certainly be expected to deal with DDoS attacks.

December 20, 2010   6 Comments