Eggs are once again a chief weapon in the nutritional battleground. Which can get messy. Before 2015, the federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended restricting daily cholesterol intake to 300 milligrams, a little less than two eggs. In 2015, the Dietary Guidelines reversed course, doing away with the limit, but saying: "This change does not suggest that dietary cholesterol is no longer important to consider when building healthy eating patterns. . . . Individuals should eat as little dietary cholesterol as possible." According to a new review published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine this week, headlines claiming that eggs don't raise cholesterol levels could be the result of faulty industry-funded research. Researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, an advocacy organization that promotes a plant-based diet, examined 153 studies published from 1950 to March 2019 that evaluated the effect of eggs on blood cholesterol levels. The … [Read more...] about Cholesterol studies promoted the sunny side of eggs, but the research was hatched out of industry funding
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It was one of the ugliest breakups the money-management business had ever seen -- a tabloid tale of ego and betrayal. But a decade after the star investor known to his staff as "the Godfather" stunned Wall Street with his bitter split from TCW Group and creation of a rival firm, the verdict is in: Jeffrey Gundlach won, and won big. His DoubleLine Capital, which turns 10 this month, today sits atop roughly $150 billion. In a business increasingly dominated by inexpensive index funds, the young juggernaut succeeded by actually picking good investments. Along the way, its flagship bond fund beat its benchmark in every year but one. DoubleLine's first decade was so good that it's not unreasonable to ask: can Gundlach possibly top this, and can anyone match it? At 60, he is a rare breed in mutual funds: a successful, 21st-Century founder. Many mutual fund managers have faded from public view, but markets hang on Gundlach's pronouncements with a fervor these days usually reserved for hedge … [Read more...] about Gundlach’s $150 billion decade may be his industry’s last hurrah
Job Creators Network, one of the country’s largest pro-jobs grassroots organizations, praised President Donald Trump’s newly announced trade deal with China.“President Trump notched another major victory for small businesses and ordinary Americans with the Phase One trade deal with China. The agreement will significantly benefit small businesses, farmers, and ordinary Americans,” said Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the Job Creators Network in a statement. “The deal requires China to make significant purchases of U.S. agricultural and manufacturing goods while making long-overdue structural reforms to protect American entrepreneurs’ intellectual property and technology,” Ortiz said. “The trade agreement comes on the heels of House Democratic agreement to support Trump’s USMCA, which will update NAFTA for the 21st century.” Indeed, President Trump announced Friday that his administration had reached what he called … [Read more...] about Job Creators Network: Trump China Trade Deal ‘Another Major Victory for Small Businesses’
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives at the Council of the European Union in Brussels last month. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Three months from today Britain will hold a referendum on whether to leave or remain in the European Union. Two of the primary concerns of those who favor leaving are immigration and terrorism, and so yesterday’s terror attacks in Brussels provided an opportunity for cries of “Brexit!” Allison Pearson — columnist for the conservative Telegraph, best-selling novelist, and wife of New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane — put it plainly in a tweet: “Brussels, de facto capital of the EU, is also the jihadist capital of Europe. And the Remainers dare to say we’re safer in the EU! #Brexit.” Among her 1,500 retweeters was Nigel Farage, leader of the right-wing nationalist U.K. Independence Party (UKIP), who in his own tweet on the matter was more tastefully vague: “I’m very upset by events in … [Read more...] about Will the Brussels Attacks Tip the Brexit Scales?
Can this marriage be saved? It doesn’t look good, and “marriage” is probably the last way one would describe the dysfunctional relationship between the brand-new president and the White House press corps. Scorpions in a bottle is more like it. Slightly more than a day into his presidency, Donald Trump and his minions declared full-scale hostilities on the people whose job it is to follow him around, define his presidential character and portray his actions and policies to the citizenry. The president’s mugging of the Fourth Estate at the CIA on Saturday was followed a couple of hours later by an angry yet mendacious scolding in the James S. Brady briefing room administered by Sean Spicer, the brand new White House press secretary and communications director. “Yesterday, at a time when our nation and the world was watching the peaceful transition of power,” Spicer began his tirade, “some members of the media were engaged in deliberately false … [Read more...] about Trump Administration Starts With Big Lie Over Small Thing