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Today's show featured discussion of the November 2010 Atlantic magazine article "Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science" indicating that "much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong."

Books mentioned in this episode: Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer by Shannon Brownlee & Fat Politics: The Real Story Behind America's Obesity Epidemic by J. Eric Oliver, Ph.D. [Amazon affiliate links]

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Today's show features discussion of research on dieting & weight loss/regain, including misconceptions about eating, weight & health illustrated by the Vermont Prison Study, the Minnesota Starvation Experiment, & the Siege of Leningrad.

Book mentioned in this show: The Great Starvation Experiment: Ancel Keys and the Men Who Starved for Science, by Todd Tucker [Amazon affiliate link].

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Today's show started off honoring All Souls' Day (a.k.a. All Saints' Day & the Day of the Dead), but PegE (a.ka. Dr. Elam) & Pat (a.k.a. The Queen) spent the rest of the show discussing the recent Marie Claire blogger brouhaha. (No, we're not linking to the offensive post, or mentioning the blogger's name, so as not to give them any more publicity.)

Music includes "Freedom" & "Please Don't Miss Me" (Suchi Waters Benjamin), "Passionate Kisses" (Mary-Chapin Carpenter) & "You Need a Great Big Woman" (Candye Kane).

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