May
10
2008

Eat a burger—it’s one of the healthiest things for you! *

You want fries with that?: A high-fat diet may be helpful for some diseases. But it’s still a bad idea to pig out on fat, grease, starch and sugar.
You want fries with that?: A high-fat diet may be helpful for some diseases. But it’s still a bad idea to pig out on fat, grease, starch and sugar.Courtesy pointnshoot

(With apologies to Woody Allen.)

Researchers in England have found that a high-fat diet is effective in reducing seizures among epileptics.

Meanwhile, doctors in Boston report that having fat around your bottom may help prevent diabetes.

*NOTE: as with all medical news, we here at Science Buzz are not qualified to give medical advice. If you suffer from epilepsy or diabetes, consult with your doctor before changing your diet. And if you do not suffer from these diseases, DO NOT use this news item as an excuse to pig out. Really, the basic fast food meal of a burger, fries and a soft drink is just about the worst thing you can put in your body, short of arsenic.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

So...I should stop with the arsenic?

posted on Sat, 05/10/2008 - 5:39pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

In your case, I'm willing to make an exception. ;-)

posted on Sat, 05/10/2008 - 6:02pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called "wheat germ, organic honey and tiger's milk."

Dr. Aragon: [chuckling] Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.

Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or... hot fudge?

Dr. Aragon: Those were thought to be unhealthy... precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.

Dr. Melik: Incredible.

(from Sleeper, 1973)

posted on Sat, 05/10/2008 - 5:40pm
hmoob_muas's picture
hmoob_muas says:

burger healthy,sounds good then..

posted on Thu, 05/15/2008 - 9:00am

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