Category Archives: epidemiology

Bleed Like A Veggie Burger

These Are Exciting Times

Just received this email from my employer:

“Employees must not smoke or vape recreational cannabis on campus during their working days, to ensure workplace health and safety.”

Wow. That’s something I never thought I would see in an official email ever. Wow. Strap in, folks, it’s going to be a weird and wacky time in Canada for the next few years. Continue reading Bleed Like A Veggie Burger

A Brief Primer on Trans Fats

Yes, I struggled long and hard to find a way to make a clever title conflating trans fats with transgenderism, but failed. Probably for the best, as these posts are already getting me into the kind of trouble I fled Facebook to avoid.

Last week, I was interviewed by a couple of Carleton University journalism students about the epidemiology of trans fats as a health factor. I will stream that interview from this site when I get their permission. But I thought I would take a moment to describe to lay people why there is such a concern over trans fats in our foods. Continue reading A Brief Primer on Trans Fats