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2014-05-26 00:10:06 (26 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I didn't realize lamb is even worse than beef ecologically. Eliminating just these two meats, or cutting way back on them, would help cut down CO2 considerably. 

Most reshares: 3

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2014-04-14 03:45:05 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

But the best examples of Japanese Americana don’t just replicate our culture. They strike out, on their own, into levels of appreciation and refinement rarely found in America. They give us an opportunity to consider our culture as refracted through a foreign and clarifying prism. h/t +Gen Kanai 

Most plusones: 14

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2014-05-06 03:46:05 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Tokyo Station from atop KITTE (Japan Post)

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2015-06-03 23:45:57 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Clicking on "Wataru" in the Gmail interface used to open G+ but no longer does. And Photos is now separate. Could this be the end? There are several G+ friends I will miss; if you can get yourself to use Facebook, please connect with me there.

Clicking on "Wataru" in the Gmail interface used to open G+ but no longer does. And Photos is now separate. Could this be the end? There are several G+ friends I will miss; if you can get yourself to use Facebook, please connect with me there.___

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2015-04-21 10:16:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I have never let you down. Listen to this.

I have never let you down. Listen to this.___

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2015-04-12 11:52:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Back from a lovely trip to Toba (Mie Prefecture) and Nagoya

Back from a lovely trip to Toba (Mie Prefecture) and Nagoya___

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2015-04-05 02:32:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Easter doesn't really interest me, but great music does. It would be hard to find one piece of music with more greatness packed into 18 minutes than this Credo. And pity the sopranos who have to sing extremely intricate passages at the top of their voice range in the final few minutes especially.

Easter doesn't really interest me, but great music does. It would be hard to find one piece of music with more greatness packed into 18 minutes than this Credo. And pity the sopranos who have to sing extremely intricate passages at the top of their voice range in the final few minutes especially.___

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2015-04-03 11:52:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Yokogawa athletic field in Musashino-shi, Tokyo

Yokogawa athletic field in Musashino-shi, Tokyo___

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2015-04-01 06:15:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

A very old cherry tree in Inokashira Park (Mitaka)

A very old cherry tree in Inokashira Park (Mitaka)___

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2015-04-01 00:19:12 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Tamagawa Jousui near the Ghibli bus stop in front of Mitaka Station. A smartphone shot, unedited, snapped while on my way to buy rice.

Tamagawa Jousui near the Ghibli bus stop in front of Mitaka Station. A smartphone shot, unedited, snapped while on my way to buy rice.___

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2015-02-19 01:35:30 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Top two timers are for coffee-making, bottom for pasta. Cat is a tissue holder. All on the side of our fridge.

Top two timers are for coffee-making, bottom for pasta. Cat is a tissue holder. All on the side of our fridge.___

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2014-12-16 00:44:46 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Have had this piece stuck in my head for at least 10 days and counting. Great music, though.

Have had this piece stuck in my head for at least 10 days and counting. Great music, though.___

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2014-10-15 11:29:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Who knew Sibelius could be this sublime?

Who knew Sibelius could be this sublime?___

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2014-06-10 01:17:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Where are humans on the food chain?

Where are humans on the food chain?___

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2014-06-05 13:31:19 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"What most never realised was that the nuns tendered for the business of running these homes received very generous government funding, equivalent to the average industrial wage, for each mother and child in their so-called care. In addition, they profited handsomely from the forced adoptions they transacted, which saw 97% of all non-marital children taken for adoption in 1967. " That this happened in my lifetime is beyond belief.

"What most never realised was that the nuns tendered for the business of running these homes received very generous government funding, equivalent to the average industrial wage, for each mother and child in their so-called care. In addition, they profited handsomely from the forced adoptions they transacted, which saw 97% of all non-marital children taken for adoption in 1967. " That this happened in my lifetime is beyond belief.___

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2014-05-31 10:27:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is perfect in all ways: music, performance, and recording

This is perfect in all ways: music, performance, and recording___

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2014-05-31 09:59:50 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Nice cold sake on a hot evening after a hard day of work. From Aizu Wakamatsu (Fukushima).

Nice cold sake on a hot evening after a hard day of work. From Aizu Wakamatsu (Fukushima).___

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2014-05-27 04:15:01 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Free ice cream for sending in one of those postcards in a drawing. The last time it was a bicycle.

Free ice cream for sending in one of those postcards in a drawing. The last time it was a bicycle.___

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2014-05-26 00:10:06 (26 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I didn't realize lamb is even worse than beef ecologically. Eliminating just these two meats, or cutting way back on them, would help cut down CO2 considerably. 

I didn't realize lamb is even worse than beef ecologically. Eliminating just these two meats, or cutting way back on them, would help cut down CO2 considerably. ___

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2014-05-20 09:15:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Tokyo, one of the world's great cities, has all of these scenes and many, many more.

Tokyo, one of the world's great cities, has all of these scenes and many, many more.___

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2014-05-20 05:49:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

There goes the neighborhood. Yours and mine.

Countdown to oblivion: The real reason we can’t stop global warming - Salon.com

There goes the neighborhood. Yours and mine.

Countdown to oblivion: The real reason we can’t stop global warming - Salon.com___

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2014-05-18 01:33:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

One more must-read on the potential of renewable energy

One more must-read on the potential of renewable energy___

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2014-05-18 01:27:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The argument against hippie approaches to our biggest global problems. Empowering the poor with affordable electricity can actually be good for the planet.

The argument against hippie approaches to our biggest global problems. Empowering the poor with affordable electricity can actually be good for the planet.___

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2014-05-16 08:31:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

America-only "Kirin Light." Thankfully not available in Japan.

『麒麟ライト』というビールは、欧米のみでしょうか。日本では、見たことがありません。___America-only "Kirin Light." Thankfully not available in Japan.

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2014-05-11 04:06:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Every little bit helps. 

Every little bit helps. ___

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2014-05-06 04:06:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

These are not about health-related aspects but about the environment.

These are not about health-related aspects but about the environment.___

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2014-05-06 03:46:05 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Tokyo Station from atop KITTE (Japan Post)

Tokyo Station from atop KITTE (Japan Post)___

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2014-05-03 23:43:53 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

From a purely self-interested standpoint, it might not be in your best interest to give up red meat and stop flying on airplanes so that, say, all of Bangladesh can remain above sea level or southeast China doesn't completely dry out—that change requires empathy, selflessness and a long-term vision. That's not an easy way of thinking, and it runs counter to many Americans' strong sense of individualism. But by the time that every human on Earth suffers enough from the effects of rising temperatures that they can no longer ignore the problem, it will be too late.

From a purely self-interested standpoint, it might not be in your best interest to give up red meat and stop flying on airplanes so that, say, all of Bangladesh can remain above sea level or southeast China doesn't completely dry out—that change requires empathy, selflessness and a long-term vision. That's not an easy way of thinking, and it runs counter to many Americans' strong sense of individualism. But by the time that every human on Earth suffers enough from the effects of rising temperatures that they can no longer ignore the problem, it will be too late.___

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2014-05-03 10:09:29 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Not even Alabama deserves a Chief Justice like this.

Not even Alabama deserves a Chief Justice like this.___

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2014-05-03 02:31:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Drongos mimic the alarm signals of other animals to trick animals into fleeing and abandoning their food, which they then steal.

Drongos mimic the alarm signals of other animals to trick animals into fleeing and abandoning their food, which they then steal.___

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2014-05-02 10:26:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Back from Shinjuku with some good eats.

Back from Shinjuku with some good eats.___

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2014-05-02 04:10:45 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Good luck trying to wrap your head around the AFA logic here.

Good luck trying to wrap your head around the AFA logic here.___

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2014-05-01 06:12:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"More damaging than the graphite rain, the silver dust that falls from carelessly managed mines, is the hydrochloric acid used in China to process raw graphite into a usable form. The acid is highly corrosive and when released untreated as waste water into the environment is harmful to all forms of life."

"More damaging than the graphite rain, the silver dust that falls from carelessly managed mines, is the hydrochloric acid used in China to process raw graphite into a usable form. The acid is highly corrosive and when released untreated as waste water into the environment is harmful to all forms of life."___

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2014-04-27 23:20:07 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

You can be walking along a modern Tokyo street like Inokashira-doori and suddenly come upon a house like this, which is still occupied and right now covered with wisteria.

You can be walking along a modern Tokyo street like Inokashira-doori and suddenly come upon a house like this, which is still occupied and right now covered with wisteria.___

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2014-04-26 09:59:06 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

This evening's dinner features bread fresh out of the oven, baked by a young lady with a bread shop in our neighborhood, and blueberries from Shizuoka, which are very tasty this year.

This evening's dinner features bread fresh out of the oven, baked by a young lady with a bread shop in our neighborhood, and blueberries from Shizuoka, which are very tasty this year.___

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2014-04-26 00:57:21 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Twelve more fully loaded jumbo jets crashed today; all aboard were killed. Just another day in the world of automobiles.

Twelve more fully loaded jumbo jets crashed today; all aboard were killed. Just another day in the world of automobiles.___

2014-04-25 23:44:02 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Are spammers giving up on Gmail? I have two Gmail accounts that have had empty SPAM boxes most of this week. Since Google is getting so proficient at catching SPAM, maybe the spammers have stopped trying? That plus efforts by Microsoft and others to shut down their servers?

Are spammers giving up on Gmail? I have two Gmail accounts that have had empty SPAM boxes most of this week. Since Google is getting so proficient at catching SPAM, maybe the spammers have stopped trying? That plus efforts by Microsoft and others to shut down their servers?___

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2014-04-25 03:30:08 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Rhododendron aureum greeting visitors to our home

Rhododendron aureum greeting visitors to our home___

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2014-04-22 11:49:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This man, who sees the realities in the developing world, has a surprisingly intelligent take on energy issues. 

This man, who sees the realities in the developing world, has a surprisingly intelligent take on energy issues. ___

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2014-04-21 13:49:46 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Some sensible talk about the effects of cannabis.

Some sensible talk about the effects of cannabis.___

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2014-04-20 10:26:38 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Spring flowers inviting visitors to our Tokyo home

Spring flowers inviting visitors to our Tokyo home___

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2014-04-17 13:21:22 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

When quarterbacks get a pass on rape, isn't it time to rethink the importance of college sports?

When quarterbacks get a pass on rape, isn't it time to rethink the importance of college sports?___

2014-04-16 00:47:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

To all those good people I promised to meet up with when work slowed down, as it always does in April, I'm still waiting for it to slow down.

To all those good people I promised to meet up with when work slowed down, as it always does in April, I'm still waiting for it to slow down.___

2014-04-16 00:09:10 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Kevin Drum at his finest. The big reason taxes are complicated is because people do complicated things with their money—often with the express aim of lowering their taxes.

Kevin Drum at his finest. The big reason taxes are complicated is because people do complicated things with their money—often with the express aim of lowering their taxes.___

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2014-04-14 23:30:18 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This is how you stop global warming dead cold in its tracks. The Ontario way.

This is how you stop global warming dead cold in its tracks. The Ontario way.___

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2014-04-14 04:22:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is a better story than the one in the NY Times, which never even uses the word "nuclear" once.

This is a better story than the one in the NY Times, which never even uses the word "nuclear" once.___

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2014-04-14 04:13:01 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Glad to see Nogizaka 46 gain recognition, though I'm not sure this cross-breeding trend is a good one in the long run.

Glad to see Nogizaka 46 gain recognition, though I'm not sure this cross-breeding trend is a good one in the long run.___

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2014-04-14 03:45:05 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

But the best examples of Japanese Americana don’t just replicate our culture. They strike out, on their own, into levels of appreciation and refinement rarely found in America. They give us an opportunity to consider our culture as refracted through a foreign and clarifying prism. h/t +Gen Kanai 

But the best examples of Japanese Americana don’t just replicate our culture. They strike out, on their own, into levels of appreciation and refinement rarely found in America. They give us an opportunity to consider our culture as refracted through a foreign and clarifying prism. h/t +Gen Kanai ___

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2014-04-13 23:01:33 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Two slides illustrating the wishful thinking behind renewable energy hopes

Two slides illustrating the wishful thinking behind renewable energy hopes___

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2014-04-10 12:51:07 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Jever and Jenever after a long but productive day of work.

Jever and Jenever after a long but productive day of work.___

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2014-04-08 05:02:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Another case study of why you need to dig beyond the headlines and even beyond the news story to find out the truth.

___Another case study of why you need to dig beyond the headlines and even beyond the news story to find out the truth.

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2014-04-08 01:34:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef appear to be from nearby grazing lands.
 - Fine silt (the major coral killer), over 75% of which comes from grazing lands 
 - Nitrogen pollution, mostly particulate, from sediment erosion of grazing lands 
 - Phosphorous pollution, mostly particulate, from sediment erosion of grazing lands

Biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef appear to be from nearby grazing lands.
 - Fine silt (the major coral killer), over 75% of which comes from grazing lands 
 - Nitrogen pollution, mostly particulate, from sediment erosion of grazing lands 
 - Phosphorous pollution, mostly particulate, from sediment erosion of grazing lands___

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2014-04-08 00:39:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Good overview of most diets

Recently a review article (http://goo.gl/wByL46; open access) was shared by +Jim Carver .  The article had a somewhat provocative title "Can We Say What Diet Is Best for Health?" and I was sucked into the trap.

Such review articles are very important as they try to paint a comprehensive picture of the field of research and ideally provide an un-biased analysis of the different studies conducted in the past. In lack of such articles a non-expert can easily be lost in the myriad of studies, sometimes reporting conflicting results. Anyway, I read the abstract, and then the introduction and then the whole thing. I found it very interesting and hence I am sharing the main points (from my perspective). The summary below is mostly a copy-paste text from the original article with some paraphrasing done for the sake of coherence. This is of course in no way a comprehensive summary. If you are intrigued by some aspects, then you should definitely read the article! 

The authors basically talk about popular dietary choices in current culture. Using scientific studies they try to narrow down on health-promoting foods. They examine 7 diets which are described below.

[Warning: brace yourself, a long one is coming]

Summary starts here 
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Low carb diet 
Definition: total daily carbohydrate intake below 45% of total calories.

Interest in carbohydrate-restricted diets is long-standing, particularly in the context of diabetes management, and especially during the era before the advent of insulin therapy. It has become popular again in the context of weight control. Short to moderate intervention studies have shown efficacy in weight loss and favorably effects for quality of life. No long term intervention studies exist. Such studies cannot and do not, however, unbundle the effects of (a) carbohydrate restriction per se, on which the theory of the approach is predicated, and (b) calorie restriction, which is a virtually inevitable concomitant of choice restriction in general, and, perhaps especially, (c) restriction directed at carbohydrate, which constitutes the macronutrient class that provides the majority of calories for almost all omnivorous species. 

The basic principle for the diet is very general. For example the remaining calories can come from fat or protein, and, furthermore, these calories can be of plant of animal origin. The authors sum up by saying: The relevant literature remains equivocal, with most studies suggesting benefit from low-carbohydrate eating per se in comparison, generally, to either the typical Western diet or some version of a low-fat diet, with persistent concerns and uncertainty about longer-term effects on health outcomes.

Low-fat/vegetarian diet 
Definition: total daily fat intake below 20% of total calories.

Extensive body of literature exists. The diets of most primates are overwhelmingly plant based and low in total fat and are thought to be reflective of the earliest versions of the native human and prehuman diets, which evolved to include more meat in accord with hunting prowess. Intervention trials have long shown benefits from dietary fat restriction, ranging from weight loss to improvements in various biomarkers to reductions in cardiac events and mortality. Low-fat, plant-based eating has been associated with reductions in cancer and cardiometabolic disease. Uniquely, a very-low-fat diet has been shown to cause regression of coronary atherosclerosis (fat and plaque buildup on the walls of the arteries). High fiber intake in this (or others for that matter) diet might be crucial factor in their positive health effects. That said, there is no decisive evidence that low-fat eating is superior to diets higher in health-full fat in terms of health outcomes over the life span. When food choices are judicious in both contexts, the superiority of fat-restricted versus carbohydrate-restricted eating for weight loss and health is not reliably established.


Low-Glycemic diet
Definition: restricting/excluding foods with high-glycemic index

Clinical trial data are available and generally support efforts to reduce the glycemic load of the diet. Studies focused on this strategy have demonstrated benefits in the areas of weight loss, insulin metabolism, diabetes control, inflammation, and vascular function. Benefits have been seen in studies of both adults and children. Conversely, a high dietary glycemic load has been associated with adverse health effects. A recent meta-analysis concluded that high glycemic load and index are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, especially for women. Most fruits are precluded by a preferential focus on the glycemic index as well. However, evidence that health benefits ensue from jettisoning fruits, or relatively high-glycemic-index vegetables, from the diet does not exist.

Often absent from discussions of low-glycemic diets is the consideration that, as with other dietary categories, there are various means to the same ends. McMillan-Price et al. studied alternative approaches to achieving a reduced glycemic load and demonstrated that a high-fiber, mostly plant-based approach offered metabolic advantages over a high-protein approach.


Mediterranean diet
Definition: based on the traditional dietary pattern that prevails in Mediterranean countries.

It has been associated with increased longevity, preserved cognition, and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in particular, with some evidence for reduced cancer risk. However, longevity effects of diet, per se, are of course difficult if not impossible to unbundle from the effects of related lifestyle practices and cultural context. Adherence to a Mediterranean diet pattern is potentially associated with defense against neurodegenerative disease and preservation of cognitive function, reduced inflammation and defense against asthma, amelioration of insulin sensitivity, and relatively high scores of objectively measured overall diet quality. Studies have placed a particular emphasis on high intake of vegetables, fruits, nuts, olive oil, and legumes; moderate intake of alcohol; and limited consumption of meat. The contributions of cereal grains and fish are less apparent, perhaps because of lesser effects on health outcomes or less variation available for assessment.


Mixed, Balanced diet
Definition: it belongs to dietary patterns that include both plant and animal foods and conform to authoritative dietary guidelines, e.g. Dietary Recommendations of the World Health Organization

Such diets have figured prominently in the intervention trials of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is a salient example. Perhaps because of the ultimate accountability of the NIH to the tax-paying population at large, these federal diets have focused both on enhancements of nutrition and real-world applicability. Even so, efforts to translate the findings of intervention trials to community application have realized limited success. 

The DASH diet, as it has evolved, is a mostly plant-based diet inclusive of some animal products, with an emphasis on low-fat and nonfat dairy products. U.S. News & World Report has deemed DASH the most healthful diet in recent years. This designation, however, derives from the consensus opinion of a panel of expert judges rather than objective data. Data related to a direct comparison of DASH to other reasonable contenders for most healthful diet are lacking. There are some concerns about potential adverse effects of dairy intake that DASH-related literature tends to ignore. The Optimal Macronutrient Intake Trial for Heart Health has demonstrated short-term benefits for overall cardiovascular risk of several variations on the DASH diet theme - intake relatively high in carbohydrate, relatively high in protein, and relatively high in unsaturated fat - and suggested advantages to replacing some carbohydrate with either protein or fat. There are, however, no head-to-head comparisons of a DASH-style diet with other candidate dietary patterns to determine which produces the best long-term health effects.


Paleolithic diet
Definition: diet emulating pattern of our Stone Age ancestors with an emphasis on avoiding processed foods, and the intake of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, eggs, and lean meats. In principle at least, dairy and grains are excluded entirely

Estimates of our Paleolithic dietary intake suggest that we are adapted to a high intake of plant foods and the nutrients they contain; a high intake of dietary fiber; and a fat intake of approximately 25% of total calories. One of the lesser challenges in reaching conclusions about the Paleolithic diet is variation in our ancestral dietary pattern and debate regarding its salient features. If Paleolithic eating is loosely interpreted to mean a diet based mostly on meat, no meaningful interpretation of health effects is possible. 

However even those emphasizing the role of hunting and meat suggest that some 50% of our Stone Age forebears’ calories came from gathered plant foods. Given the energy density of meat relative to most plants, even this translates to a diet that is, by bulk, mostly plants. Although superficially a departure from the other contending diets, a reasonable approximation of a true Paleolithic diet would in fact be relatively low in fat; low in the objectionable carbohydrate sources - namely, starches and added sugars; high in vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, and fiber; and low glycemic. An emphasis on lean meat remains distinctive, however, and may represent an advantage related particularly to satiety.


Vegan diet 
Definition: diets excluding all animal products - notably, dairy, eggs, and meats.

As with almost every other dietary approach, vegan eating can be done well or badly. Those committed to long-term veganism are typically well versed in the need to combine plant foods to achieve complete protein and in the role of select nutrient supplements. Those who adopt veganism for a short term, particularly adolescents seeking rapid weight loss, are not as reliably well informed. In general, vegan diets, when well constructed, are associated with health benefits. Intervention trials of short to moderate duration suggest benefits related to overall diet quality, inflammation, cardiac risk measures, cancer risk, anthropometry, and insulin sensitivity.

Intervention trials of vegan diets are limited to those willing to be assigned to such a diet for a span of weeks, months, or years. Given such constraints, data from intervention trials that are related to direct comparison of vegan diets with various other dietary patterns, that are defended from bias, and that examine long-term health effects are essentially nonexistent. This does not argue against vegan diets, but it does argue against overstating the basis for them in evidence related to human health outcomes.

Conclusions:
A common message can be drawn from various studies conducted on various food habits: the case that we should, indeed, eat true food, mostly plants, is all but incontrovertible. Perhaps fortuitously, this same dietary theme offers considerable advantages to other species, the environment around us, and even the ecology within us.

The clutter of competing claims likely obscures the established body of knowledge and forestalls progress, much like the proverbial trees and forest. We need less debate about what diet is good for health, and much more attention directed at how best to move our cultures/societies in the direction of the well-established theme of optimal eating, for we remain mired a long way from it.
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Summary ends here.

I hope this post motivates someone to read further and make responsible choices for themself. 

For +ScienceSunday,  curated by +Robby Bowles , +Allison Sekuler , +Rajini Rao , +Chad Haney , +Buddhini Samarasinghe , +Aubrey Francisco , and +Carissa Braun .

#sciencesunday  

Image source: http://crossfitrehoboth.com/___Good overview of most diets

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