The statistics I read from a recent JAMA editorial caused me to rethink several aspects of health, abuse of studies and statistics, and of the misnomer of Science representing empirical facts.
Studies and statistics need to be clarified and then used only where appropriate. For example, school breakfast programs are not implemented for health reasons primarily, but to increase attendance in the classroom. Thus, studies on the programs are only useful within the limits of the programs. If you want more detailed data in specific areas not covered, then you must do further studies.
It is a plain fact that the 2008 Financial crisis was caused by statistical manipulation and bad-acting agents who exploited many systems and targeted "dumb money". The smart money, so called, belonged to those who profited off of the dumb money. For most of Americans, ours is dumb money. It is worth looking up those terms, btw.
Because of the bailouts, no call for true remedies were applied, so we are heading towards another crisis. Why? If you are too big to fail, you can do what you want. And the Financial Industry is doing just that. Science can be abused or used properly. Scientists make statements, publish findings, etc. Science itself does not do that. Science is a systematic method of inquiry, nothing else.
However it is a fact that compared with skipping breakfast, breakfast meals consisting of solid food totaling at least 30 g of protein and 350 calories improved appetite control and satiety response. So for those who wish to eat breakfast, it might be wise to adapt some form of an English breakfast (with healthy options & substitutions of course). Of course, protein can come from a drink, and that is a whole other topic.
By the way, vegetarianism, veganism, drinking "health" beverages in a popularized version is at least 200 years old in the United States of America. Bone-broths, alternative medicine (not talking about snake oil) and Yoga are old news, not a new discovery. Indeed, globally this stuff goes back at least 3000 years. So get on the train of history and explore. This track has been well traveled.
Peace to all who embrace facts, reality, and adventure.
Ciao for now, Chow for laters.
Check out this article on "full breakfast in the UK" here:
May the forks be with you.
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