The Science is Settled: Healthy foods and Global Warming

For there are now enough headline-hunting researchers making enough questionable discoveries that the four shakiest words in the English language have come to be “a new study shows.” Over the years, a short list of things touted by science as making us less healthy or even killing us would include cholesterol, red meat, eggs, vitamins, grains, estrogen, fish, alcohol, aspirin, sun, coffee, and protracted cardio. Depending on which day of the week you check, that might be the very list of things pushed by other scientists as promoting good health and longevity. Recently, new research broke that suggests it’s healthier to be a bit overweight. That’s the happiest news for our chronically indulgent nation since another study claimed that onanism—once believed to cause blindness and hairy palms—might prevent prostate cancer.