Dark Bilious Vapors

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02/02/2005: Yesterday's left overs...

This is an update to my earlier post Genetic Disposition about the search for "obesity genes." In its "webexclusives" e-mail, Newsweek posts: Darwin's Revenge
Why are we getting fat? Because our genes date from the last Ice

(Now I did get this article at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6885161/site/newsweek/ -but it wouldn't work as a link -unexplained techno-deficit) about how our genes may be "stuck in our ice-age past" trying to keep us fat for the food shortages that occurred during the long, longer, longest winter on record, the Ice-Age. Oh...so...Now they tell us...

Moreover, Newsweek tells us more in this "stunner" Diet and Genes:
It isn't just what you eat that can kill you, and it isn't just your DNA that can save you: it's how they interact.

I just knew something was trying to "kill" me...so, good going Newsweek...just keep feeding my paranoia!! Excuse me while I go have some Tiramisu.

(PS I updated how to find the Five-Second Rule research...My link failed to work. *sigh*)

For those of you just dying to know "what's up with the Tiramisu" remark: click on the "more" button below to find out...

Tiramisu (means "lift me up" in Italian...we used to call it "carry-me out") is a wonderul dessert, that if you're a non-chef, you might not know is made with Marscapone cheese that contain a whopping 60% Butter-Fat content. (Unlike cheesecake...which can be made with low-fat substitutes and still be palatable...only the flavor of Marscapone will do for Tiramisu.) Add in all the raw eggs, cocoa, sugar, chocolate, lady fingers, expresso and brandy...and you've got a heart-stopping, artery clogging wet-dream of an Italian dessert. Like cheesecake, Tiramisu comes in as many styles and ways as people have creativity...my all time favorite is the version served at The Italian Village (downtown Chicago) where it's more like a triffle than a cake. Yum!!!!

Karen on 02.02.05 @ 06:22 AM CST

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