Sunday, March 21, 2004

Give me that steak, NOW!

Here's a passage from Matt Ridley's fascinating book, Genome:
It is a curious fact that nearly all studies of cholesterol-lowering drugs and diets in ordinary people show an increase in violent death compared with control samples that usually matches the decrease in deaths from heart disease....It has been known for twenty years that impulsive, antisocial and depressed people - including prisoners, violent offenders and failed suicides - have generally lower cholesterol levels than the population at large.
The book is full of odd facts like this.

The Amazon page linked above offered Genome along with Ridley's more recent book, Nature via Nurture, selling the pair for $10 off.

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