Wednesday, May 05, 2004
The Low-Carb thing is all the rage these days, and the biotech industry is going to make a killing. Low-carb corn may or may not provide a real improvement in global nutrition, as the press release suggests, but it will certainly boost sales for whoever starts selling AtkinsÂ® tortilla chips. But I'm all for it...I prefer protein to carbs anyways.
We've been told for some time how bad the media is for womens' body image. And it always aggrivated me (eating disorders and all) that everyone said "it's different for guys, ya'll aren't as affected." Now someone has actually bothered to do the research, and found that, duh!, it actually isn't different for guys. Well, OK, the bodies are different, but they're unattainablee and bad for us nonetheless. A media full of images of fabulous perfect drag queens as the Male Ideal would have some interesting effects, but that's not what we're discussing here. And in order to lose the weight and gain the muscle, boys have been taking steroids. It turns out, however, that one of the popular ones, AndroGel®, is safe when used for approved purposes. Which means probably not toooo harmful in unapproved ones.